The canvas has not been lined. There are some small areas of paint lifting which might benefit from consolidation, notably:
- one fine vertical line above the tree in the right hand side of the composition;
- a small area to the right of the church's tower bell, and;
- a small area in the sky in the upper left quadrant.
A circa 6 by 6cm patch is visible on the reverse in the upper left corner. However, this does not seem to be immediately associated with any restoration visible on the front.
This work presents very well and is overall in good condition.
Presented in a silver 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."