The canvas has not been lined. Under ultraviolet light the golden pigments in the edges of the clouds fluoresce, however these would appear to be the artist's original pigments and not retouching. Apart from a pattern of hairline craquelure following the stretcher parallel to the upper and right edges, and primarily visible in the sky (visible in the catalogue illustration), overall this work is in good original condition.
Held in a decorative gilt frame with a beaded ornament.
Colours: The catalogue illustration is overall accurate, however there is less yellow overall, and the blue of the sky is somewhat deeper.
The signature is in the extreme lower left of the composition and is covered when framed. "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."