The canvas has been lined. There is a pattern of hairline craquelure throughout, as visible in the catalogue illustration, notably in the lower half of the composition. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals some scattered areas of old residual varnish and some small, isolated spots of cosmetic retouching in the background, including minor strokes in the lower part of the extreme left edge and some fine lines of in-painting in the blue pigments in the lower half of the composition. Otherwise, this work is in overall good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame.
Colours are somewhat less red than in the catalogue illustration. "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."