The canvas is laid down on a panel that has all four edges beveled and a slight vertical bow. Overall, there is some slight thinness to the paint surface, but the image reads well. Inspection under UV light shows some thinly applied lines of retouches concentrated on the hat and gown of the sitter, especially along the bottom edge. A few very small spots of retouches are scattered on the background. Painting is offered in a wood 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.