This panel is uncradled, stable, and comprised of two boards with a vertical join that runs through the center of the sitter's face, from top to bottom. Overall the painting presents a strong image with some minor thinness to the paint, especially on the darker colors. The aforementioned join fluoresces under UV light, and appears to have a small area of retouching to the sitter's forehead. Some smaller spots of retouches are scattered on the sitter's face, to the right, and a on the white ruff. Painting is stable and could be hung in its present condition. It is offered in an elaborately carved, gilded frame. 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.