The paper has been laid around its edges to a thick panel but is cockling and would benefit from being re-attached. The paint surface is a little discoloured (particularly to Miranda's dress and the background) and should benefit from a light clean. There are no signs of craquelure.
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
There are no signs of retouching.
The picture is contained in a simple moulded plaster frame and under glass. "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."