It has not been possible to see the work entirely unframed. The canvas is not lined. There are pinholes at the corners. Examination under UV light reveals a few small dots of retouching to the spire of the cathedrale and a few tiny dots of retouching to the upper left corner. The canvas is slightly undulating. The impasto is nice and well preserved. There are a few hairline lines of stable craquelure in the sky. There is some minor frame rubbing along the extreme edges. This work is in overall very good condition.
Please note that colours are a bit more vivid than in the catalogue illustration. "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."