The canvas has been relined and has a thick, heavy varnish which has yellowed. The work appears flat, likely due to the combination of the relining and the heavy varnish, and could be cleaned. There is a large craqueleure pattern throughout, though it is mostly evident in the background. The varnish is very milky under ultraviolet light, though some old restorations along the jawline and hairline above her ear flouresce. Offered in a carved giltwood frame. 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.