The canvas is lined. Inspection under UV light reveals areas of retouching to the upper two corners, spots of retouching to the lower part of the left edge, as well as to the lower part of the right edge. There are further scattered spots of retouching to the willow tree to the left of the composition, to the water in the foreground and to the centre of the lower edge. There is paint shrinkage to the white pigments in the water. There are fine lines of stable craquelure to the composition, the most prominent of which is to the right part of the upper edge, with a minor associated paint loss. With nice impasto in places, 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."