The canvas has a firm relining; the paint surface is dirty and the varnish discoloured. Inspection under ultra violet light is impeded by the varnish layer which fluoresces opaquely, but the painting appears to be in very good overall condition. There is one minor old restoration to a small knock in the centre of the sitters red sash.
Offered in a carved painted and gilt wood frame, some minor damages. "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."