This painting has been lined but has not been cleaned for many years and is noticeably dirty. However, beneath this very obvious dirt layer is what appears to be a very healthy paint layer. The signature, date and inscription in the lower left are all undamaged and original.
The only apparent restoration is in the water in the center of the picture where there is a small slightly bleached area above the tree. The remainder of the picture is in beautiful state and will clean very successfully.
(This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.)
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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.