The board appears sound as is providing a stable support. The board is ver slightly bowed in the centre. There is a some fine localised craquelure in the upper portion of the composition. Some specks of surface dirt and some minor surface scratches in the lower half of the figure's chest. Otherwise the wrok appreas to be in good condition.
UV light inspection reveals areas in the lower left and lower right hand corners. Some flecked retouching to the left of the figure's head. A few minor touches to the figure's hat. Retouching along the upper framing edge. Some very minor touches elsewhere.
Held in a simple gilt frame. "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."