The copper plate is flat and stable. The paint surface is clean and the varnish is clear and even, and the bright colours well preserved. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals retouching throughout the arms and trunk of the central goddess' body. There are small, scattered retouchings throughout the flesh tones of the other figures and in the background, particularly around their silhouettes. None of these distract from the image and the painting is ready to hang without a need for further intervention. Offered in a plain, ebonised frame in very good condition. "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."