The painting is redder in tone than the catalogue illustration suggests. The canvas is unlined and is still on its original stretcher. Two patches to the reverse correspond to two small restored holes on the recto. The paint surface is secure and clean with just a little thinness in the hair and background. Partly due to the canvas never having been lined, the impasto of the painting is very well preserved, particularly in the armour and kerchief. Centre left there is some slight abrasion and retouching, as well as stretcher marks along the edges. Inspection under UV light points to the aforementioned retouching and the two small holes centre right and centre left. The painting is in good original condition and is unlined.
Offered in a carved wooden frame which is structurally sound but 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."