The panel is uncradled, flat, and stable. A lovely image reads well with some slight loss of detail on the darker tones. There is some minor scuffing scattered on the left edge, but this is not too distracting. Inspection under UV reveals some small, scattered retouches in the sky and some inpainting to address craquelure in the child at center and child towards his left. Meanwhile, the child at right has some more concentrated spots of retouching, as well as the clouds at center left. Further retouches could be on the entrance of the cabin, as well as on the rock at bottom where the child sits. The painting can hang in its present state and is offered in a carved, gilded 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.