Description: oil on panel
Dimensions: 29 x 22.5 cm.; 11 1/4 x 9 in.
Medium: oil on panel
Condition Report: The single panel is uncradled and flat. The paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish only slightly discoloured. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals spot retouching in the proper left-hand side of the sitter's face and around his chin, beneath the window sill, left, around the sitter's sleeve, lower left, and in the sky, upper left. There is a scattering of minor retouchings along the right margin, but the painting is otherwise untouched. In overall good condition.
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Provenance: With Thomas Agnew & Sons, London;
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Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 26 April 1985, lot 103.