The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty and the varnish is discoloured. The painting is in overall fair condition. The canvas appears slightly worn in the dark pigments, most notably along the lower edge. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a thick varnish underneath which it is possible to discern retouchings in the dark areas just mentioned, most notably two 6 x 6 and 6 x 3 cm. along the lower right margin, as well as scattered in the centre of the floral composition. There are further retouchings below the blue ribbon on the right where the paint is slightly starting to flake in two areas, with two further retouched spots of paint loss below that. "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."