The canvas has not been lined. There is a minor dent in the upper left quadrant. There are areas of what appears to be degraded varnish in the dark pigments in the upper and left edges. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals a thick layer of uneven varnish which makes the surface quite difficult to read. However, a circa 10cm vertical stroke of retouching is visible in the white cloak of one of the two soldiers in the lower left corner. This painting could benefit from some surface cleaning and minor restoration.
Presented in a decorative gilt 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."