The canvas has not been lined. There are no signs of retouching visible under ultraviolet light, and some scattered spots which fluoresce turquoise, however these would appear to be the artist's original pigments and not retouching. Apart from some minor lines of paint separation visible under close inspection in the dark pigments in the boats, and some light surface dirt, overall this painting is in beautiful original condition.
The pigments in the original are much richer and the green and blues deeper than in the catalogue illustration.
Held in a decorative gilt frame, probably the original, with floral and foliate ornaments. "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."