The canvas has an old relining. Generally this work is in fresh condition and has an older, slightly yellowed varnish which is even throughout. UV light reveals only a few scattered retouches including a line running about 10 inches from the violin to the sitters chest. This is likely a repaired old scratch. There is a grouping of old scattered retouches at the bottom edge of the canvas. These are almost certainly from older frame abrasion. The picture would likely benefit from a light clean and fresh varnish, and has retained the vast majority of its original detailing and impasto. In a carved giltwood 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.