The painting is warmer in tone and less red than the catalogue illustration suggests. The canvas has a modern and effective relining which has not flattened the paint surface The impasto is well preserved in the face, cuff, headdress, hands and lion. As visible in the catalogue illustration, the blue cloak is severely abraded. Also abraded are the hair, the right of the neck and the lower part of the right hand. Some small infilled losses can be made out above the head, as well as a small dent upper left. The background appears rather sunken. Inspection under UV light confirms the aformentioned condition.
Offered in a later wood frame with some paint losses. "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."