Oil on canvas, unlined. The canvas is slightly slack on the stretcher. The picture surface is in overall good condition aside from some minor rubbing at the extreme edges. Minor surface dirt. Under UV light, there is some florescence above the rabbi's head. Additional areas of florescence are visible around the fence at left; in the column at left; and scattered in the Torah crown. These may be related to the artist's working methods. There is one spot of likely retouching in the chest of the rabbi's black garb. Some additional florescence in the lower half of the black garb. Overall the work is in generally good condition and is ready to hang 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.