The canvas is laid on a flat stable panel. Overall the paint surface has been well retained, though there is some thinness noticeable on the hair and dark costume. The figure reads well and presents a handsome image. Some scuffing is visible along the edges. Under UV inspection it is hard to see through the varnish. Some minor retouching appears to have been made along the upper right corner of the background. The face also has a few retouches of paint, visible on his left cheek and hair. This painting can be hung as is and is presented in a gilded wooden frame with some minor losses. 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.