We are grateful to Drs. Laurens Schoemaker of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague – Netherlands Institute for Art History—for suggesting the attribution to Pieter Mulier the Elder, on the basis of photographs
Oil on panel, unframed. Panel cracks are evident along the lower edge, one extending across the entire work approximately 1/8 inch above the lower edge and another extending from the right edge. An old panel crack is evident across the center of the composition, and there is discolored retouching around this area that is visible to the naked eye. Some thinness in the clouds. Additional nicks and abrasions to the extreme edges. Under UV light, there is an old green fluorescing varnish. 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.