The panel is formed of three vertical planks supported by butterfly battens on the reverse, and is flat and stable. The paint surface is dirty and the varnish is discoloured. There are discoloured retouchings visible to the naked eye running along the joins, and scattered through the architecture and the Madonna's blue robe. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms these restorations, and reveals further scattered retouchings throughout from more than one campaign, as well as strengthenings, for instance to the angel's facial features, Elizabeth's halo and the Madonna's hair. In overall fair condition. "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."