Original canvas. In raking light, one can see the outline of a previous, architectural composition, now painted over. Under UV light, there are areas of florescence that appear to be retouches to minimize the visibility of the pentimenti and a few strokes of retouching between the left edge and figure's nose. There are crackes running through the center below the chin, and above and below the red base and about 2 3/4 inches to the left of the nose. 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.