Laid down on an old card backing. The oval shaped portrait is drawn on a sheet of paper that has then been covered by another sheet containing a decorative border, as a framing device. There are old pin prick holes to the upper left and right and lower right corners. There is some light brown staining to the extremities of the sheet where the oval portrait meets the decorative border, which suggests that the majority of the portrait sheet is not adhered to the border sheet. There is evidence of some minor rubbing in places, however the medium generally remains strong throughout. Sold in a giltwood frame. 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.