The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is dirty, and the varnish is rather discoloured. There is a vertical, superficial surface scratch running down the right-hand margin, a small, cm. long scratch between their heads, and a couple of very small scuffs to the surface in the man's collar and in the woman's proper left eyelid. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals the thick milky varnish beneath which it is possible to discern scattered, pin prick retouchings but no major intervention. In overall good condition. Offered in a plain, ebonised wood frame in good 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."