The canvas appears to be lined. Although there has been some thinness to the paint, quite noticeable on the blue used in the background, the painting presents a lovely image that reads well. Some slight craquelure is noticeable, most prominent on the center of the canvas. Very tiny paint loss, that are barely noticeable, are at lower left of the blue gown the lady wears. Scattered, minor scuffing, possibly due to old frame rubbing, are visible on the top, left, and bottom edge. Inspection under UV is difficult to read underneath the old varnish, although some spots of retouching might be visible on the tower, background, and along the left edge, most noticeably on the column the figure leans against and her face. The painting is offered in an elaborately carved, gilded wood frame with some minor losses and scratches along the bottom. 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.