Oil on canvas, with a relatively new lining. The work is on coarsely woven canvas and the structure, especially the top bar, appear period. The surface, while dirty, appears to be in overall good condition. The stretcher bar marks are still visible, as is a repaired tear in the upper left quadrant. Minor frame abrasions at the extreme edges and scuffs and minor dents to the picture surface. A stable web of craquelure. A potential pentimenti at lower right corner. Under UV light, the varnish fluoresces green and obscures the majority of the picture surface. The varnish has been slightly cleaned away in the upper left quadrant; a few additional areas, mainly around the subjects face. Newer retouching visible at the lower left corner and a few scattered dots at the extreme edges. 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.