This painting has an old stiff re-lining. The picture has probably not been restored in many decades. There is a crack in the canvas which extends from the middle of the face to the right edge. UV light reveals scattered retouching in a few areas of the drapery and notably a concentrated area along the crack through the right background. There are some small losses down to the canvas on the lower right corner, As well as a raised old puncture to the eighth of the violin. With a new Lining and restoration this picture would be much improved. In a carved gilt wood 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. 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."