The canvas is unlined and has been put onto a new stretcher providing a secure structural support. There are occasional traces of fine craquelure, stable and only visible upon close inspection. The work appears in good overall condition.
Ultraviolet light reveals an opaque varnish. There are some areas of retouching to the edges. There are some retouchings in the dark area of pigment area between the head of the knight and the head of the lady. Some cosmetic retouchings to the around the lady's head. A larger area of retouching to the left of the Lady's right shoulder and some further minor flecks of retouching elsewhere.
Held in a gilt plaster 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."