The canvas is strip-lined and the edges are reinforced with tape. Examination under UV light reveals a few fine strokes of retouching in the sky, notably along the upper edge and towards the centre of the left edge. There is an L-shaped line of retouching (approximately 6cm.) in the centre of the upper left quadrant associated with an old repaired tear to the canvas. There are two further spots of restoration to the trunk of the tree at the centre of the composition and another smaller spot of restoration at the upper right which are mostly visible from the reverse. There are some fine lines of shrinkage to the pigment in places. There are fine lines of craquelure relating to the stretcher bar running parallel to the upper, left and right edges. This work is in overall stable condition. "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."