The copper is flat and stable. The surface of the paint is well preserved underneath the varnish. There is some thinness in the face of St Catherine. Inspection under UV is difficult to read possibly because of the varnish, though some scattered small spots of retouching are on the Virgin's red robe, her face, and the child's body. The painting could be hung in its present condition. It is offered in an ebonized frame with a gold liner. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.