The canvas has been lined. There are some faint stretcher marks visible to the four edges and a very fine pattern of craquelure visible in the sky. Ultra-violet light reveals an area of retouching (9 by 6cm) to the right of the standing figures and some strokes in the street lamp just above. Other strokes of retouching are visible in the upper right corner and along the upper stretcher bar mark; there are also some minor scattered spots in the sky. The overall appearance of the work is good and the picture is ready to hang.
Presented in a decorative gilt 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. 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."