The canvas appears to be unlined and is stable on its stretcher. The paint surface overall is stable beneath an old yellowed varnish with faint stretcher bar marks visible at all edges. There are two small losses to the background upper right.
Inspection under UV reveals some scattered retouching here and there, some minor strengthening to the dark horse at center, some older areas of repaint in the upper edge at right and a fine diagonal crack of approximately 1.5 in. in the rock upper right with retouching. Many of these retouches have since discolored and are visible to the naked eye.
The painting would benefit from a light clean and the discolored retouches could be revisited. Offered in a decoratively carved gilt 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.