The panel appears sound and providing a stable support. Some localised areas of craquelure. Some rubbing and abrasion to left and lower framing edges. A slightly discoloured layer of surfance varnish. Overall the work appreas to be in good condition.
UV light inspection reveals flecked retouchings throughought the work, notably in the background and to the framing edges. There is a more concentrated area of retouching above the basket. There are only very minor touches to the figure. Retouchings have been done sensitivley.
Held in a decorative gilt 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."