Canvas appears to be thinly lined. An elegant sitter reads well with some elaborate detail well preserved on the golden embroidery of his jacket. There appears to be some associated loss with what could have possibly been an old puncture in the top left corner. Some buckling on the canvas is visible here and there, though not too distracting. An old tear repair, which thinly runs horizontally for about 5in. is at center right and has been retouched. Inspection under UV reveals scattered, thin inpainting throughout, and two small spots of repair, one on the cheek of the sitter at center right, and the other on the elbow of the sitter bottom left. Further reading is impeded due to a dirty varnish. Offered in a painted wooden frame, with some minor losses and decorations on the edges and inner lining. 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.