Oil on panel. Surface: In generally good condition aside from a small dot of turned inpainting on the figure's chest and an almost imperceptible network of craquelure in the reds on the figure's costume and the purple on the table cloth. UNDER UV: Scattered dots and dashes of inpainting throughout the carpet and in the background at upper right, a few dots on the table cloth and on the cardinal's face. 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.