The canvas has not been lined. There is a light dimple in the canvas in the lower right quadrant, which has not affected the paint surface, and some very small spots of paint flaking below the bench in the lower right. However, these appear to be stable. Ultra-violet light reveals a very fine line of retouching to the right of the red skirt. Overall, the picture is in good condition and ready to hang.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame.
The colours are less red and greener than in the catalogue illustration. "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."