The canvas has not been lined. There are some localised minor areas of fine lines of paint shrinkage, notably in the foliage above the stump in the lower left, in the rider, in parts of the foliage of the tree to the right, and in the crest of the hill in the upper centre, and some faint lines of craquelure, notably along very faint stretcher marks in the centre and along the upper edge. There are some thin strokes of retouching visible under ultraviolet light, primarily addressing paint shrinkage in the lower left, in the rider, a possible small area above the house, and along the extreme left and right edges addressing frame rubbing, which are quite minor for a painting of this size. Overall this work is in good condition, and its appearance could be enhanced with a surface clean.
Held in a decorative gilt and dark-stained frame.
The colours are overall deeper and less yellow 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."