The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty, and the varnish is discoloured. There are a handful of surface scuffs and scratches, most notably a diagonal scratch with associated paint loss approx. 2.5 cm. long across the figure’s moustache, and a faint, old knock in the lower left rim of his crown. Retouching is visible along what appear to be 3 old tears: one diagonal, approx. 10 cm. to the left of his head, one horizontal, approx. 15 cm. to the right of his head, and another horizontal, approx. 22 cm. starting in the left edge and finishing in his beard. There is a repaired damage, approx. 1 x 2 cm. just above his proper left shoulder, and a spot of discoloured retouching 1.5 x 1 cm. in his forehead - this fluoresces lightly under ultraviolet light, which reveals a very thick varnish, underneath which the aforementioned, older retouchings are just visible, as well as further spot retouchings scattered in his face and the background. "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."