There are isolated areas of craquelure in all four quadrants, particularly to the water in the central composition. There is a small surface abrasion to the sky upper centre and some minor frame abrasion along the upper edge. The surface is slight dirty with a spot of staining to the left of the signature, but is in otherwise good condition.
UV reveals some specks of fluorescence in the water, but these appear to be specks of staining rather than retouching.
Held in a gilt and painted plaster frame.
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"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."