To the naked eye :
The painting appears in average condition.
It has been a little too firmly relined during the first half of the 20th century.
Some areas present a thinner layer of paint, probably due to the relining
Thin craquelures visible across the surface
2 small scratches visibles in the background, upper right
Under UV light :
Small repaints scattered on the surface
Old tear, irregularly shaped, restored : from the bottom on the right column to approx. 4cm from the capital ; a horizontal restored tear appears in the same area, above the figure with the hat
An opaque green varnish probably conceals old retouches, such as filled in craquelures. "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."