The canvas has been lined and stretched over a wooden panel. The work presents well overall and the surface is fresh, aside from a few very minor pinpoint white accretions in the background. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. There are pinpoint dots of retouching to the mother's skirt, one dot underneath her proper left hand, and a diagonal area across her proper right eye. There are a few additional finely applied retouches in the background and at the left lower edge. 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.