The canvas is lined. A lovely image is visible beneath an old, dirty varnish. There is craquelure scattered throughout with some small paint losses scattered here and there, for example: at center right, upper left background, and on the lady's neck and hair. A thin scratch of about 3 in. is above the woman's head. Further inspection under UV might be impeded by the varnish. The painting 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.