The panel is sound. There is a minor loss to the panel as well as to the paint layer in the lower right corner and to the centre of the top edge. There are nicks and minor losses elsewhere along the edges. There is a scratch to the sleeve in the lower right corner and a minor fleck of paint loss to the corner of the mouth. There is a light layer of surface dirt and handling marks are visible along the edges. There are few tiny drips of white paint to the hair as well as to the collar by the necklace. Inspection under UV light reveals no obvious signs of retouching. Held in a ornate gilt wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame. "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."