The canvas has been relined.
There are scattered areas of craquelure across the sky and a few areas to the left hand side of the beach in the foreground. The surface is slightly dirty and may benefit from a light clean. Otherwise the work appears in good overall condition.
UV light reveals infilling and sweeping areas of retouching across all four quadrants, particularly in the upper right quadrant.
Held in a gilt plaster frame.
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