The canvas has been laid down on board. There is a layer of light surface dirt and discoloured varnish. There are a couple of very small chips to the paint surface in the lower right-hand quadrant and another two minor flecks in the top-left quadrant. There is some evidence of light abrasionto the inner frame edges in the upper and lower right-hand corners. There are patches of craquelure visible where paint has been applied most thickly, for example the moon and the cliffs. There is evidence of crude sweeping restoration to the sky which could be minimised by a professional restorer. The examintaion under UV light confirms the aforementioned restoration to the sky as well further retouching to the left-hand corner and other spots elsewhere. However, the presence of an opaque layer of varnish prevents a more conclusive examination. Held in a gold-painted modern wooden frame. Unexamined out of 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."