The canvas has been lined. There is a pattern of hairline craquelure throughout - however this is only visible under raking light and upon close inspection. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals strokes of retouching along the right, lower and left framing edges and some other retouchings, including:
- a circa 3 by 5cm area in the sky in the lower left quadrant;
- clusters of retouching in the sea, notably in the lower left; and
- some spots in the sky closer to the right edge.
It should be noted some of the above mentioned retouchings have somewhat discoloured in time and, although not too distracting, are also visible to the naked eye.
This work is in overall good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame with a nameplate.
Overall, colours are somewhat brighter in reality than in the catalogue illustration. "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."