The canvas is original and has been painted on both sides. Whereas the verso of the painting presents scattered spots of flaking, the main composition on the recto appears to be in very good condition with the only exception of one very small spot of flaking in the sky in the upper left corner (visible in the catalogue illustration). Ultra-violet light reveals no visible sign of retouching. This work is in good original condition and ready to hang.
Presented in a simple 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."