The canvas is not lined except for thin bands of strip lining around the stretcher edges to reinforce the canvas mounting.
Recto : Examination under UV light reveals a horizontal area of retouching along the upper edge and some dots of retouching to the upper right and left corners with an additional spot of retouching in the sky (approx. 7 cm from the upper edge and 39 cm from the right edge). There are a few hairline lines of craquelure in places, predominately to the lower right quadrant. The impasto is nice and well preserved and colours are fresh and vivid.
Verso: There is no evidence of retouching under UV light.
This work is in overall 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."