The painting is relined. Underneath the yellowish varnish, the decorative image reads well. There are three areas of paint loss on the bottom right corner and a couple of even smaller chips at the top right corner. Inspection under UV light shows no apparent visible retouches. A delicate restoration on the paint loss could be suggested, but the painting is otherwise ready to hang. The work is offered in a gilded wood frame with some thin scratches throughout. 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.