The canvas is lined. The canvas presents an elegant sitter with the details well preserved on the whites, though the darks have sunken a little. There is craquelure throughout with some associated pindots of loss, such as right above her lip at left, and a thin line on the background at center left. There are what appears to be three scratches running vertically on the background at right of the sitter's head, meanwhile a smaller one runs horizontally at left, bottom center. An adhesive tape is visible at extreme edges and extends for half a cm. Inspection under UV is difficult to read due to an old varnish. Painting is offered in a gilded wood frame, with some losses on the bottom right corner. Offered in a giltwood frame with some loss. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.