The painting is warmer and yellower in tone than the catalogue suggests. The canvas has quite a firm relining and is offered in a carved wooden frame in good condition. The painting is clean and to the naked eye appears in good condition with the impasto well preserved, particularly in the face and clothes. Inspection under UV light reveals very minor scattered retouchings, with a small restored tear in the background lower left, and confirms the overall good condition of this portrait. "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."