The canvas has been lined. There are some areas of faint craquelure, notably in the sky in the centre of the compostion. There is a slightly discoloured layer of surface varnish and some specks of surface dirt. There is a small indentation to the canvas near the upper right hand framing edge and another minor indentation with some associated paint loss in the upper left hand quadrant.
UV light inspection reveals areas of retouching and infilling throughout the sky with some minor touches to the figure group. There are some further minor touches elsewhere.
Held in a decorative 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. 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."