A painting of almost identical dimensions and composition, with differences in the staffage and the vessels in the water, was sold London, Christie's, 3 July 2013, lot 214. Another comparable veduta, taken from the same elevated viewpoint and also of similar size, was sold as one of a set of six, London, Sotheby's, 11 December 1991, lot 1.
The canvas has a very firm relining, the paint surface is clean and the varnish is clear and even. There is rather a pronounced network of craquelure, particularly visible in the sky. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals small, careful spot retouchings scattered throughout, predominantly in the sky and in the water lower left. In overall good condition. Offered in a carved and painted wood frame in good condition. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."