The canvas has been fully laid on board, which is itself covered by canvas thus preventing inspection of the back. There is a small, circular matt area in the tree trunk in the upper left quadrant which could be associated with restoration, however it does not fluoresce clearly under UV light. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals a circa 10cm stroke of retouching in the extreme right framing edge, some minor in-painting in the sky in the upper right quadrant, and some other minor, isolated spots. Overall, this work presents well and is ready to hang.
Presented in a simple 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."