The canvas has been lined, the paint surface is dirty and the varnish is even but discoloured. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a 1 x 1 cm. circular patch of retouching just below the sitter's mouth, and a 2 x 3 cm. area of restoration in his cuff and hand. There are very minor, scattered spot retouchings in the sitter's forehead and in the background, but otherwise very little intervention. In overall good 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."