The panel is formed of two vertical planks, supported on the reverse by a single horizontal batten. The panel is slightly bowed. An old vertical split runs the length of the panel, centre. There is evidence of old woodworm in the form of a number of scattered losses on the face of the panel. There are also small paint losses in the upper right and lower left and right corners, and along the lower margin, as well as in the top of the Madonna's headdress. The paint surface is dirty and the varnish is discoloured. There are discoloured retouchings visible to the naked eye along the aforementioned split, as well as scattered in the sky upper left and background upper right, in the flesh tones of the Christ child and St John, to a loss in the latter's camel hair garment, and in the Madonna's face and neck, as well as scattered in her blue robe and red dress. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms these, and shows them to be the result of two separate campaigns of restoration. Despite this intervention, the painting is in overall good condition. Offered in a gilt wood frame with a punched decorated border with some losses. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."