Colors are slightly too dark and red in the catalogue.
- long oblique scratch from the model's hair to his eye (visible on the photograph)
- traces of a golden paper piece added on the left border
- a few wears in the backgrounds, probably original
- recent stretcher
Under UV light, thin retouches are visible on the left border, and a minor retouch spot in the beard.
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