The panel is flat and even. Ultraviolet light reveals scattered minor spots of retouching, notably tiny spots in the face of the acolyte boy in the centre and in his red vestment, in the faces of the spectators behind him, a thin line addressing a surface scratch in the upper centre, in the architecture near the right edge, and along the extreme upper edge addressing frame rubbing. Apart from a minor circa 1.5cm scratch in the upper centre (just visible in the catalogue illustration), and a few spots of frame abrasion in the extreme upper edge, overall this work is in good condition.
Held in a rococo-style frame.
The pigments in the original are slightly warmer, and the varnish slightly yellower, than in the catalogue illustration. "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."