The actual painting is slightly softer and shows more detail in the darker parts than the catalogue illustration suggests. The single panel is lightly bevelled on all sides. A thin vertical scratch of approximately 4 cm., which has been retouched, is visible in the background to the upper left, as well as a very tiny dent along the right edge. Otherwise, no damages seem to be apparent. Minor strengthening can be observed in the man's costume, in his hair and in the wreath. The painting is under a slightly dirty layer of varnish. Inspection under ultra violet light is largely impeded by the varnish layer, but does confirm the aforesaid retouchings and reveals an additional small vertical scratch, which has been retouched, in the lower right corner. Offered in a simple carved wood frame with a gilt fillet and gilt decorations in fair condition. (MW) "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."