The canvas has been relined. The surface is in generally good condition with areas of strong impasto. There is some frame abrasion with a few tiny flecks of paint loss along the lower and upper edges. There are a few spots of light craquelure to the sky and to the sea lower right. The surface is dirty with a few specks of staining and may benefit from a light clean.
UV light reveals retouching in the sky upper left and a fleck to the right of the boat.
Held in a painted wood frame.
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