The canvas has been lined and is securely attached to what appears to be its original keyed wooden stretcher.
The paint surface appears to be entirely stable.
Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals scattered retouching, including:
- extensive areas of retouching in the sky;
- a full height vertical stroke across the centre of the main gate;
- clusters of thin strokes around the signature and in the ground in the lower right quadrant; and
- some other scattered spots.
Otherwise, this work presents well and is ready to hang.
Presented in a decorative 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."