The canvas has not been lined. Ultraviolet light reveals some thin minor strokes of retouching, predominantly in some of the folds of the ladies' dresses, to a circa 9cm fine scratch through the dress of the figure seated on the right (the latter faintly visible to the naked eye), and some spots in the land visible through the window. This painting is overall in very good condition and ready to hang.
Held in a decorative coved and fluted gilt frame.
The colours are somewhat more vibrant in reality 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."