The canvas has been relined. There are a handful of fine, faint lines of craquelure. Ultraviolet light reveals some areas of retouching, primarily in the snow, and notably to the rightmost quarter, below the sledge, above the rump of the grey horse, and along the extreme edges. The figures and horse are virtually untouched with the exception of some minor spots in the horses. The general appearance of the work is good and it is ready to hang.
Held in a wide dark-painted wood frame with a gilt inner ornament.
The snow is more yellow-blue rather than the dull grey of the catalogue illustration, and the sky richer. "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."