Panel is flat, cradled, and bevelled on all four edges. The figure reads handsomely with some details preserved, for example on the fur and white collar. On the white collar there is a tiny thin scratch at right. A few thin cracks or joins run vertically, with the longest across the sitter's face and shirt, with shorter ones on the center of the shirt. A concentrated area with scattered small grains of about 2 in. are on the left side. These fluoresce under UV because they have probably been retouched and have some faint and stable associated craquelure. There appears to be some small spots of retouches scattered along the edges, background, and on the center of the gown. Painting is offered unframed, though otherwise could hang in its present state. 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.