The work has an old lining. There are five patches adhered to the reverse of the canvas. The vertical seam of the canvas is visible on the left side running parallel to the left edge. The surface presents well overall and the colors are rich, though there is minor surface dirt. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. There are finely applied, small areas of inpainting scattered across the picture surface, with brushy retouches visible throughout the foreground, particularly on the figures' costumes. Inpainting is visible along the canvas seam at left. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.