The canvas has been relined. The paint surface appears clean and the varnish is clear and even. Ultra violet inspection also confirms the even varnish. There is extensive, sensitively executed restoration throughout, in particular in the sky. There is a 3 cm wide strip of restoration which runs the length of the right hand margin. There are two further vertical lines of restoration to the right of the figure of the angel, measuring 10 cm, and 5 cm respectively. There is also some strengthening to Jacob's cape, and to the drapery of both figures. The work is offered unframed. "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."