Original canvas. There are several canvas patches and small repairs to the top half of the reverse. The tacking edges have been covered with tape. Remnants of old adhesive tape are visible along the top and bottom edges. Frame abrasions can be seen along the edges. There are cracks and paint shrinkage in places, most notably to the dark pigment in the upper left quadrant, to the shadow in the lower left and lower right, as well as a few cracks to the dress. The surface is dirty and is covered in a discoloured layer of varnish. Inspection under UV light reveals several areas of retouching to the background in the upper left, corresponding to the aforementioned patches; a small area of retouching to the sitter's face, corresponding to a repair visible on the reverse; an area of retouching to the right of the sitter's shoulder, corresponding to a patch visible on the reverse; as well as a few minor scattered areas of retouching elsewhere. Held in a thin 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."