The canvas has been recently relined. The paint surface is in overall very good condition and appears to have been recently cleaned.
Inspection under ultraviolet light shows very minor scattered spot retouching. Denser areas of restoration consist of a 5 x 5 cm. patch in the lower body, a 9 cm. vertical line above Saint Peter's head, infilling to craquelure throughout the white cloud upper right, and restoration along the margins in the lower left corner.
This lot is offered in a carved gilt wood frame, with blue painted flat panels, with some thinning to paint but otherwise in sounds condition. "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."