The canvas is laid on board. Underneath an old, dirty varnish appears a handsome image with some details well preserved in the delicate details of his cloak. Old stretcher bar marks a faintly visibly along edges. There appears to be a small area of repair beneath figure's face. Some minor scuffing is barely visible along the edges. Inspection under UV reveals some scattered retouching to address some small old repair tear, like for example in the upper left quadrant, in his thigh at lower left, in his cheek, and with a more pronounced area through the figure's arm at right. There are some spots of retouching scattered here and there throughout the composition, concentrated particularly in the dark shadows, for example on the figure's face. Offered in a carved gilded 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.