The actual painting is a bit deeper in tone than the catalogue illustration suggests. The panel, which is cradled, consists of 3 planks, joined horzitally. The joins are visible to the front and have been retouched. Thinness can be observed in the brown parts. Strengthening can be seen in the barrel to the left. Retouchings can be seen to the lower left and the lower right near the fire. Furthermore in the foreground, the upper edge, the building and the figures. The cape of the central figure appears to be mostly overpainted. Inspection under ultra violet light reveals extensive retouchings throughout. Offered in a carved and gilt wood frame, slightly worn. "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."