The canvas has not been lined. There is a 3cm unrepaired tear in the upper left of the sky (visible in the catalogue illustration), with some associated paint flaking, and a related parallel line to the left and right along which tiny spots of paint appear to be beginning to flake and these could benefit from consolidation. There is a pattern of hairline craquelure overall, visible notably in the sky, and an old intermittent scuff along the lowest 20cm of the extreme right edge, and a small one below the bridge near the lower edge. Under ultraviolet light the varnish fluoresces green quite opaquely, however there is no evident visible retouching other than scattered along the extreme lower edge addressing frame rubbing, and possibly one or two tiny spots in the foliage in the middle-ground. This work is overall in good original condition, and would benefit from conservation to the small tear, and cleaning to address the varnish which has yellowed with age.
Held in a decorative gilt frame.
The sky is richer and more detailed, and the land much less red, 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."