The board is gently curved. There is a layer of milky varnish preventing the UV light from fully penetrating, however UV examination does reveal an area of retouching to the figure's proper right shoulder and some further scattered spots to his chest and nose, and towards the lower edge of the composition. There is a raised vertical line on the proper right side of the figure's face that is undulating due to the artist's laying down process (approx. 7cm long). There is some frame rubbing to the extreme edges, with some minor associated paint loss in places. The reverse of the board has some surface losses. This work is in good overall 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."