The canvas has not been lined. There are faint horizontal stretcher marks corresponding to the upper and lower stretcher bars. Ultraviolet light reveals some scattered minor signs of retouching, notably to a circa 2 by 2cm restoration in the snow in the lower left quadrant (patched on the reverse), scattered spots in the snow in the lower right near (but not through) the signature, and some further scattered spots and small strokes in the background. This painting is in good condition and ready to hang.
Held in a simple gilt frame.
The catalogue illustration is overall an accurate representation of the painting, although the colours are somewhat deeper in reality. "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."