The canvas has been relined. The picture presents very well and is ready to hang. There is some scattered very fine hairline craquelure in the sky, mostly only visible upon close inspection. Ultra-violet light reveals scattered fine lines of in-painting in the aforementioned craquelure notably in the sky, between the masts to the centre of the composition, a small area in the small house to the centre (possibly addressing some old repair) and some strokes to the far lower right corner. There also appears to be some strengthening in the clouds to the upper right.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame with a nameplate.
The colours are deeper and richer 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."