The canvas has been lined. There is some light undulation in the canvas in the upper framing edge and in the upper left corner. There is a very fine pattern of hairline craquelure throughout, however only visible upon close inspection. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals some areas of old, residual varnish and a circa 3 by 5cm area of retouching in the floor in the lower right quadrant, possibly addressing an old tear. Some other pin-head sized spots of cosmetic retouching are also visible in the chair and in the man's foot. Overall, this work is in good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame, with a nameplate.
Colours are brighter in reality than in the catalogue illustration. "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."