The canvas has been lined. The picture presents well and is overall in good condition. There are scattered lines of hairline craquelure, notably visible in the girls' bodies. There are spots of paint flaking - which appear unstable and would benefit from stabilisation - along the upper edge above the head of the girl to the right, in the upper right quadrant to the girl's right and in the far lower right corner, covered by the frame. Ultra-violet light reveals an opaque discoloured varnish which makes the surface difficult to read. However, scattered spots of retouching are visible notably in both girls' legs, in the white sheet to the left and to the pillar to the far right.
Presented in a 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."