The canvas is unlined. The surface is very richly textured, particularly in areas where the artist has incorporated sand. The impasto has been well-preserved throughout. There is a minor loss visible in the thicker sand toward the lower right. There are some minor losses along extreme edges of composition likely due to frame abrasions. There are a few fine lines of stable craquelure visible throughout areas of thickest pigment. There is a minor stain in the upper right quadrant. Under UV, certain original pigments fluoresce and there are some scattered strokes of inpainting visible, most notably to the figure's right cheek and the the lower left of his chin. The work is in good condition. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.