The canvas has been relined. The paint surface is under a dirty and discoloured varnish layer. There is a large and rather coarse craquluere pattern visible throughout. Thinness can be observed, mainly in the sky and in the sea in the front, but also in the small figures. Discoloured retouchings can also be seen in the sky, especially along the upper edge and in the upper left area, as well as in the lower parts and in the ships. Inspection under ultra violet light confirms the above. Offered in a carved and giltwood frame, in good condition (ML) "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."