The catalogue illustration is representative. The unframed painting is made up of a single panel which has a slight bow. The paint surface is secure and under a dirty yellowed varnish. A few old worm holes have come through to the paint surface, as visible in the catalogue illustration. A very minor paint loss is visible to the left of John's ear. The background is a little abraded in areas, and the blue cloak which Jesus wears has a more distinct craquelure than other areas. Unevenness in the tonality of the paint surface corresponds to old discoloured retouchings. These are confirmed by UV light as well as some other minor painterly retouchings. The painting would benefit from a clean. "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."