The actual painting is warmer in tone and shows more contrast than the catalogue illustration would suggest.
The painting is on a single piece of panel and has two horizontal batons stuck to its reverse. No major damages seem to be apparent. Various paint losses can be observed (see catalogue image as well): in the face, beard, to the left of the cross and lower left. Other little paint losses have been retouched throughout. The painted surface seems to be in a good condition with some nice impasto areas preserved and minor thinness in the hair. Covered with a very fine dense craquelure pattern. The painted surface is covered with a dirty and discolored varnish layer. Some discolored retouchings can be observed.
Under the UV light
The varnish layer fluoresces almost completely just showing some scattered retouchings throughout and mentioned above.
Offered with an Italian style ornate carved and giltwood 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."