The canvas appears to be thinly lined. The painting presents a striking image beneath an old varnish. There are some diagonal stretcher bar marks on each quadrant and the canvas has some faint undulations to the surface. There is an old repair puncture on the head of the horse, and an old repaired horizontal tear to the background at center left. There are some minor losses and scuffing at the extreme edges. Inspection under UV reveals a varnish that fluoresces unevenly and is difficult to read through, however there is likely restoration beneath the varnish scattered here and there. Painting is offered in a carved and gilded wood 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.