The canvas has been lined. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals some retouching to the background, as well as older retouchings to the sitter's costume. The sitter's face would appear to be in generally good condition, with only very minor spots of retouching to the sitter's lips, nostrils, and left cheek. There is also some light retouching to the sitter's right hand. 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.