Unexamined out of the frame and under glass. Apart from some tiny spots of surface dirt above the towers of Notre Dame, and a minor light scuff at the right of the lower edge in the pavement, overall this work is in good orginal condition, and is ready to hang.
Held in a decorative gilt frame, without a mount, under glass.
The colours are slightly subtler than in the catalogue illustration, which is otherwise quite accurate. "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."