The panel is cradled, flat and stable, and has probably been reduced. The paint surface is quite dirty and the varnish discoloured. There is frame abrasion along all four edges, with associated visible retouching. There is some flaking in the paint surface along the central and upper left margin, with some resulting spots of paint loss. There are two further spots of paint loss along the lower right margin, and a fine line of surface accretion in the sitter's cuff on the left. Old, discoloured retouching is visible scattered throughout, most notably in the sitter's face along the vertical panel grain, and to reduce the appearance of craquelure. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a thick, streaky varnish which fluoresces opaque, underneath which some of the aforementioned retouchings are visible, but assessment of the condition appears easier with the naked eye. In overall fair condition. Offered in a carved and gilt wood frame with losses. "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."