The canvas has a firm lining and a clear and even varnish. There are no major damages visible to the naked eye - only a few surface scuffs and scrapes.
The varnish flouresces milky and opaque under ultra violet light making any early restoration hard to read. There are some more recent retouchings visible - the three most notable areas of which are: to a line in the side of the Saint's torso, 3 inches in length; some retouchings to some small damages in his chest, under his right armpit; a thin line of restoration in his cheek, to the right of his mouth. There are other more minor scattered retouchings, but the canvas is in overall seemingly good condition with no further work required. "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."