The canvas has been laid down on fibreboard, while retaining what appears to be the original stretcher. There is craquelure in places, most notably to the moon and mountain. There are abrasions and cracking along the edges with minor losses. The work has recently been cleaned. UV light reveals some minor retouching above the horizon line on the right hand side, to the lower left corner and minor scattered retouching below the ship and some minor clustered dots of retouching in places to the sky and elsewhere. Held in a black lacquered wooden frame. Unexamined out of 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. 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."