It has not been possible to see the work entirely unframed. The panel is sound. There is an old milky varnish preventing UV light from fully penetrating. However examination under UV light appears to reveal areas of retouching to the right part of the composition, smaller spots and dots of retouching in places, most predominately to the lower left quadrant, and an additional intermittent vertical line of retouching (approx. 6 cm long) towards the centre of the lower edge. There are some hairline craquelure throughout the composition, notably to the upper right pink cake and there is a small spot of discolouration (approx. 1 cm wide) towards the lower right corner. This work is in overall fair and stable 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."