The canvas has not been lined. There is a very faint stretcher mark parallel to the four edges. There is a handful of spots of retouching visible under ultraviolet light, notably a spot in the leftmost pillar to a repaired puncture (patched on the reverse), spots around the leaves of the plant, below the capital of the rightmost pillar, and in the cream-coloured hanging cloth to the left of this. As in other works by the artist, some of the grey pigments in the architecture and floor fluoresce green under ultraviolet light, however these certainly appear to be the artist's original pigments and not retouching. Overall this work is in good condition, and is ready to hang.
Held in a decorative gilt, ornamented frame.
The catalogue illustration is overall accurate, although the work is somewhat less yellow in reality. "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."