A l’œil nu :
Le tableau se présente dans un état de conservation moyennement satisfaisant. Il est peint sur un panneau constitué d’une planche non parquetée. On remarque d’assez nombreuses usures dans le vêtement noir, et des repeints très anciens intervenant dans tout le fond.
A la lampe UV :
On remarque des restaurations intervenant dans les fonds, sur le haut de la tête et dans le vêtement.
To the naked eye :
The painting is in quite satisfactory condition. It is painted on a panel made of one non-cradled plank. We can notice numerous wears on the black coat, and some very old repaints on the overall background.
Under UV light :
We can notice some repaints on the background, on the top of the head and on the coat. "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."