Canvas is lined. The painting is beneath an old discolored and slightly dull varnish. In some areas the image reads strongly, for example on the left, and in others some details have lost some definition. There is a spot of loss in the center left sky above the figures, with some associated retouching, and a spot of loss in the upper right sky in the clouds. Inspection under UV reveals a milky varnish which is difficult to read through In areas. UV light also reveals some scattered small spots of more recent retouching throughout, for example in the arm of the figure at left, a few in his leg, and a spot in the lower right. There is also an area of retouching of about 2 x 1 inches n the lower left beneath the figures legs and another of about 1 by .5 inches in the lower left corner. There may be some older retouching beneath the milky varnish. Offered in a carved dark wood frame. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.