This work is in good condition overall. The canvas is unlined and well-stretched. The media layer is stable overall. The work is lightly soiled overall. Light wear and scattered minor pinpoint spots of media loss are present around each of the extreme edges of the canvas. Faint stretcher marks are present along the extreme left and lower edges of the canvas. Under raking light inspection, faint surface accretions become apparent in the lower quadrants, in the black field. In the lower left quadrant, two spots and one quarter-inch diagonal line of paint loss are present. Under ultraviolet light inspection, a one-inch circular area of inpainting becomes apparent at the extreme center right edge, just above the horizon line. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.