The work has been restored, probably in the past twenty-five years. There is a continuing instability in the black gown of the Saint. There are a few small losses to the paint in the Saint's robe, as can be seen in the catalogue reproduction. The embossed background and the gilding are all distressed. The ears, hair, and other details in the figure itself seem to have also been restored. In a modern carved, painted, and gilt wood 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.