The canvas has a recent relining. The paint surface is clean and ha suffered wear, particularly in the darker background.
Inspection under ultraviolet light shows extensive retouching throughout the dark background, all carefully carried out. In addition, there are some scattered retouchings throughout the still life. There is a repair measuring 5x2 cm. just above Saint Joseph's head, probably a repair of an old damage to the canvas.
This lot is offered in a simple gilded frame, with much wear to the gilding, but otherwise structurally sound. "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."