The following condition report is provided by Hamish Dewar who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's: The painting has been lined. The paint surface is secure and has a relatively even varnish
layer. Inspection under ultra-violet light shows extensive retouchings mostly around the four framing edges, on the chest and around the head of Christ. There are fewer smaller reotuchings on his face. Overall the painting is in good condition. The painting is framed. "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."