Make sure that '\AppData\Local\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\Mods' folder is empty (if it exists), and then verify game files would be what I'd suggest to start with.
Thank you for your response.
Yes, I have played with mods in patch 6, but none in Patch 7. I deleted the folder, as per your advise above.
Files were verified on Steam.
I disabled the cloud synch on Steam to ensure no cross save contamination.
Launched a new profile and character.
Results were the same.