The canvas appears to be lined. The painting presents a beautiful image with the paint surface well preserved, as noted with the vibrant colors on the figures in the foreground. A very faint horizontal line runs across the canvas at about 20 in. from the top edge. Inspection under UV shows scattered spots of retouches here and there, like for example on the tower at right, the architectural structure at left, in the background sky and water, and on the browns of the boats. The figures in the foreground have very few finely applied strokes of retouches scattered. A more concentrated area of retouching is at left, behind the figures through the leaves and branches of the trees. Overall, the painting is in very good condition for its size and could hang in its present state. The painting is offered in a simple 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.