The original is warmer and lighter in tone than the catalogue illustration suggests.
The canvas has been fairly recently relined and the relining is sound although the whole is a little loose on the stretcher. The paint surface is well preserved overall but is quite dirty and would benefit from a light surface clean. Some parts of the sky appear to have been lightly strengthened and inspection under ultra-violet light reveals some minor restrengthening to the foreground and foliage.
Sold with a plain modern gilt frame, in fair condition.
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