The canvas has been relined. There is a light scuff in the left of the sky (visible in the catalogue illustration). Ultraviolet light reveals just a few scattered minor spots of retouching, and a varnish which fluoresces opaquely obscuring a clear reading of the surface under U.V. light; there appears to be a circa 14cm diagonal repaired tear in the lower left quadrant and there may be some further retouchings which do not fluoresce clearly. The overall appearance of this work is good and it is ready to hang.
Held in a decorative gilt frame.
The catalogue illustration is overall a good representation, although the colours have slightly less of a bright gold cast overall. "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."