The canvas has an old relining, which has not overly flattened the paint surface. The varnish is discoloured and the paint surface is dirty. There appears to be wear throughout the darker tones and figures, and there are surface scratches in the foliage of the tree, upper left, and in the sky, upper right. There are two pinprick losses in the centre of the upper margin. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals retouching to an old L-shaped tear, measuring approx. 7 cm. in length, upper right, in the sky. The varnish fluoresces opaquely, making it difficult to discern any earlier restoration; there are otherwise only scattered retouchings. "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."