The painting is beautifully preserved, presenting a bright, crisp image beneath a fresh varnish and is ready to hang in its present state. The canvas appears to be lined and there is a small patch on the reverse attending a restored loss of approx. 1 cm. in the tree trunk upper center. Traces of the stretcher bars at left and right are faintly visible but this does not distract the eye in any way.
Inspection under UV reveals retouching to the minor loss mentioned above and another of 0.5 cm. in the background upper left.
Offered in a decoratively carved gilt wood 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. 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.