The canvas has an old wax relining and the surface is stable if perhaps a little pressed. There is a very small horizontal crack in the background above the horse's ears and another horizontal crack runs approximately 2 inches from the lower left hand edge. There is a possible old repaired puncture just below the stirrup and another in the sky upper right. Inspection under UV reveals some retouching to the aforementioned older damages, there are additional possible retouches to the horse's forehead and three small lines of retouching, possibly attending to surface cracks, in the sky above the saddle. The painting may benefit from a light clean and revarnish.
Offered in a modern, carved gilt wood frame. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.