The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty and the varnish is discoloured. There are some small surface scuffs in the centre of the man's coat, and in the stone ledge lower left by his glove. Discoloured retouchings are visible along all four margins, scattered through the stone ledge, in his hands, face and beard, and scattered in the background. Inspection under ultraviolet light is impeded by the opaque varnish and all that is visible are recent pin prick retouchings scattered along the lower right-hand margin and in the man's outstretched arm. A degree of wear is visible, particularly in the man's face and in the stone ledge, but the painting is in overall fair condition and will improve greatly with cleaning. Offered in a carved and gilt wood frame with some losses. "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."