Oil on canvas, lined. The picture surface is somewhat pressed by this lining. There are visible, slightly discolored retouches, mainly in the darker clouds along the top edge. In some areas the canvas weave is slightly visible, mainly in the sky. The surface appears clean. Under UV light, there are retouches scattered evenly throughout the picture. Larger areas are visible at the upper left corner and in the sky around the watch tower at left. The figures in the foreground and the majority of the watch tower remain under the old varnish, which fluoresces green and is difficult to read through. The larger area of retouching at the lower left corner and at the base of the watch tower, as well as in the foreground at lower right. The work can be hung in its current condition. In an elaborate carved 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.