A sixteenth-century copy after Raphael's original in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, inv. no. 302 (see J. Meyer zur Capellen, Raphael: A Critical Catalogue of his Paintings, vol. II, Postfach 2005, p. 59, cat. no. 63, reproduced).
The single panel is steadied by two horizontal battens and a vertical board nailed to the reverse. Despite this there is a slight convex bow. The paint surtface is strating to flake in some areas and this has lead to a few small areas of paint loss. The varnish has somewhat discoloured. Insepction under UV light reveals scdattered retouchings throughout and many of these are visible to the naked eye. Offered in a later wooden frame. "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."