Presented to Ambrose Edmund Butler, Lord Mayor of Leeds c.1898; Christie's, London, 19 May 1978, lot 128 as A Mountainous River Landscape in Autumn with a Figure on a Path, where purchased by the father of the present owner
The sheet is flat and providing a stable support. There are no signs of craquelure or other visible condition issues although it may benefit from a light clean as the varnish appears a little dirty.
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
There are no obvious signs of retouching.
The picture is contained in a simple plaster and gilt 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."