This work is in good overall condition as viewed. There is evidence of wear and losses along the edges of the work due to abrasions with the frame, but these do not affect the overall image as they are covered by the frame itself. There are some areas of craquelure, primarily along the edges of the work and most notably along the bottom edge. There are some small accretions to the yellow pigment in between the hair and chest of the two girls. There is a minor scratch to the yellow pigment at the bottom left edge. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals a horizontal area of restoration along the left woman's stomach (which is visible to the naked eye as well) and a very minor spot of restoration above the same woman's jawline and at her upper arm. Framed. 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.