The support consists of three horizontal panels, with a horizontal batten on the reverse. The panels are uncradled. The panels have a very slight convex curvature. The paint surface is secure and stable. The lower panel join is visible, one-third of the way from the lower edge, running horizontally across the width of the work. Retouching is visible along the length. This join has recently been treated by Bobak Conservation Limited (please see report for details). Just above this join runs another, fainter, line of retouching, corresponding to an old break in the panel, now supported by the batten. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals an even varnish and small scattered retouchings in the rocks, sky at upper left and castle at left. The figures are largely free of retouching.
The work is offered in a simple stained wood frame in good condition. "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."