The canvas has not been lined. Ultra-violet light reveals a vertical line of retouching along the centre left edge corresponding to an old repair (7 by 5cm. patch on the reverse), small spots in the far lower and upper left corners (4 by 4cm. patch on the reverse) and in the far upper right corner. Fine strokes of strengthening are also visible in the in sky towards the centre and in the sky and dunes towards the right edge. The general appearance of the work is good and the picture is ready to hang.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame with a nameplate.
Colours in the catalogue illustration are less red and more yellow overall, and the picture is somewhat lighter. "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."