Canvas is lined. The painting presents a decorative image with the surface of the paint and details, especially on the flowers, well preserved. There are small spots of pigment loss at top edge near center. Minor frame abrasions are on edges. Inspection under UV show some scattered spots of retouches to the background, like for example at center left and bottom right quadrant. On the squirrel's tail there are few finely applied strokes of retouching, meanwhile further strokes are scattered on some of the leaves at right. The painting can hang in its present state. Offered in an elaborately carved gilded wood 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.