The canvas is unlined and is securely attached to what would certainly appear to be the
original keyed wooden stretcher. This is ensuring an even and stable structural support.
The paint surface has an even varnish layer.
The painting has several areas of fine lines of craquelure, including within the sky in the upper
left quadrant of the composition and within the sea above the right part of the lower edge.
These appear entirely stable.
Inspection under ultraviolet light shows just one tiny spot of retouching within the sky
towards the upper left corner of the composition.
The painting would therefore appear to be in very good and stable condition. "This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."