The canvas has not been lined. As visible in the catalogue illustration, there is a small spot of paint flaking near the top of the column the figure is leaning against, and a faint circa 3cm vertical scratch in the steps. Ultraviolet light reveals a few minor signs of retouching, notably a small area in the figure's waist and in the extreme upper right corner. This painting is in good condition.
Held in a simple frame, with a beaded inner ornament.
The catalogue illustration is overall an accurate representation of the painting, although the colours have slightly less of a red-orange cast overall. "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."