The canvas is not lined. There is a layer of varnish which prevents UV light from fully penetrating, however examination under UV light reveals no signs of retouching. There is some craquelure visible, predominantly to the thicker white pigments, and there are some flecks of pigment loss, notably to the blue pigment of the sea at the centre of the composition. There are some small spots of studio dirt in places and the varnish is slightly discoloured. This work is in overall good condition and might benefit from a light clean. "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."