The canvas has not been lined. There is a light stretcher mark corresponding to the four stretcher bars. Ultraviolet light reveals a handful of scattered signs of retouching, notably a 6 by 3 area of restoration in the figure's elbow and below (patched on the reverse) and a few spots in the background. There are some scattered pinhead-sized spots of paint flaking primarily along the right edge and some minor surface scratches which could benefit from restoration.
Held in a decorative white-painted and gilt frame.
The figure's white shroud is a darker colour in reality, however the catalogue illustration is otherwise fairly accurate. "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."