Relined and under a slightly dirty varnish. surface has been very slilghtly pressed and there are noticeable areas of thinness in her costume. overall the figure still reads quite well. examination under ultraviolet reveals an old repaired hole or tear in her sleeve at lower center; there are some scattered retouches on her face, neck and chest; otheres here and there in background with a diagonal area of retouching at upper right corner over an old crease or fold. a few retouches on lamb. this painting has not been attended to in a long time and some of these old restorations could be better applied to improve the overall appearance.
In an elaborately carved and gilt wood frame with some losses and nicks. 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.