The canvas has been relined. The overall appearance is good and the picture presents well. There is some fine scattered craquelure throughout. Ultra-violet light reveals strokes of retouching along the right, left, and upper framing edge. There are scattered spots in the sky and some areas of restoration including: two 5 by 10cm circa areas in the sky in the upper left quadrant, one 5 by 5cm area in the sky in the centre of the composition and a 19cm stroke in the sky to the upper left possibly addressing an old repair. Other scattered strokes of retouching are visible in the sails in the centre of the composition. This work is ready to hang.
Presented in a dark 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."