The medium is oil on canvas. The canvas does not appear to be relined but has been restretched. There is some surface dirt. There is some cracquelure and pigment separation in the background. Some retouching can be discerned with the naked eye. Under UV: there is a varnish which fluoresces green. Not obscured by the varnish there are scattered lines, dashes and small areas of retouching scattered throughout the work, the largest being a horizontal line beginning at the left edge and extending, intermittently through the tallest figure's head. This line is visible without UV. The colors appear strong and the work has a good aspect overall: the work presents very well. 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.