Oil on canvas, with an old lining. The surface is flattened, and covered in a stable web of craquelure that has some dimensionality. Scattered retouches, especially at upper left and in the red cloak, have discolored with time and are visible to the naked eye. Minor pinpoint losses visible in the hair of Saint Michael. Surface dirt and a dirty varnish. Under UV light, the aforementioned retouches fluoresce. The majority of the work is covered by a green fluorescing varnish that impedes observation. However St. Michael's face, neck and hand have been cleaned of this varnish and have minor scattered retouching throughout. In a gilt and painted frame. 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.