The canvas has been relined. There are faint horizontal lines of craquelure and, as visible in the catalogue illustration, tiny old spots of paint flaking near the lower framing edge, in the centre. Under ultraviolet light the varnish fluoresces quite opaquely, obscuring a clear reading of the surface, although there appear to be some minor strokes of retouching in the lower centre and upper right corner.
Held in a decorative gilt frame.
The catalogue illustration is overall an accurate representation of the painting. "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."