The canvas has been relined. Ultraviolet light reveals signs of retouching, primarily in the sky (notably in two areas in the clouds in the left half, the leftmost addressing an old repaired tear), and in and around the figures (notably spots in the leftmost and rightmost men, an area in the head and above the lady in pink, an area in the grass below the standing boy, and to the upper right of the kneeling man). The varnish has yellowed slightly over time and there is some hairline craquelure visible under close inspection.
Held in a simple gilt frame.
There is less yellow overall, and the colours are richer and deeper, in reality than in the catalogue illustration. "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."