Original canvas, undulates slightly. Faint horizontal stretcher bar mark. Faint signs of craquelure above central figure's head, around her elbow and in the dark area of the chair lower left. Small area of surface dirt to top of central figure's arm. Otherwise the work appears in good condition overall.
Ultraviolet light reveals some small flecks of retouching to central figure's hair; in the dark area of the chair lower left and near lower left corner. Couple of small spots along right edge.
Held in gilt plaster frame, ready to hang. "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."