The actual painting is yellower than the catalogue illustration suggests. The canvas is relined and consists of two pieces. The horizontal seam is slightly visible to the front. The paint surface is slightly worn and a restored damage is visible lower centre. Minor scattered paint losses are visible, mainly in the upper centre. Discoloured retouchings are visible to the naked eye in the sky and in the tree barks right to the centre as well in the broken tree trunks. Spots of surface dirt are visible in the centre sky, as shown in the catalogue illustration. There is a rather coarse craquelure pattern visible. The paint surface is covered with a thick and discoloured varnish layer, glossy.
Inspection under UV-light confirms abovementioned restoration, but further inspection is largely impeded by the varnish layer. Offered in a carved and gilt wood frame, in fair condition. (JD) "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."