The board is flat and even. Ultraviolet light reveals some scattered minor spots of retouching, notably in the water above the signature and in the lower centre of the sky (the latter have discoloured slightly and are visible in the catalogue illustration). Apart from some very faint lines of paint shrinkage, visible only under close inspection primarily in the left and right edges of the sky, and a few spots of frame abrasion along the extreme upper and lower edges (visible in the catalogue illustration) overall this work is in good condition, and is ready to hang.
Held in a decorative gilt frame, with foliate and beaded ornaments.
The catalogue illustration is overall accurate, however the pigments are less red overall in reality. "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."