Oil on paper laid down on an irregularly shaped board. The edges are roughly cut. The support was at one time a rectangle; both upper corners have been cut at an angle to form a trapezoid. Artist pinholes are visible at the lower corners.The varnish has discolored and there is a hazy area of varnish along the top and upper right edges. Minor surface dirt. Frame abrasion along the left edge. Under UV: an old green varnish covers the picture surface, though a few minor dots and dashes of retouching are visible in the man's beard and in the background in the upper part of the composition. 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.