The panel is supported by a series of small horizontal batens. The right hand side of the panel has split in a 3.5 cm. section (visible in the catalogue illustration). The paint surface is dirty and the varnish is very discoloured. There are small losses along the right-hand margin from old woodworm, and other small, scattered losses along the left-hand margin and in her left shoulder. The Madonna's robe is moderately worn, with remains of old varnish and some over-paint. The paint surface has also thinned somewhat in some of the flesh tones of the putti and the Christ child Himself. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals small, scattered retouchings along the split but otherwise little other intervention. 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."