The painting is warmer in tone and less red than the catalogue illustration suggests. The canvas is unlined and is offered in a carved and gilt wood frame in fair condition. Two patches to the reverse correspond to a small hole and tear in the turban and upper right, as visible in the catalogue. The paint surface is secure, dirty and under a yellowed varnish. However, the impasto is well preserved and the painting is in good condition, as confirmed by UV light, under which only minor retouchings flouresce. Some surface scuffs and very minor paint losses are present. "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."