There is an old glue relining which is firm and stable. Under a dull and slightly yellowed old varnish. Overall the paint surface has been well retained, despite having been slightly pressed in the relining process, and there is lovely detail and coloration. Under UV light: only some small inpaints to craquelure can be seen in grapes; a few very small retouches in background and retouching along a small diagonal surface scratch in sky at upper right.
In a carved and gilt wood frame with minor nicks and 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.