The canvas is unlined, and the paint surface is slightly dirty with a clear and even varnish. The paint surface has developed a distinctive texture in some areas like the sky. The paint has slightly thinned in a few places such as the group of figures lower centre and the building lower right. Retouching to a tear and the area surrounding it is visible to the naked eye in the sky upper right. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms the aformentioned tear and retouching, and further reveals tiny spots and lines of retouching scattered in the sky, as well as a few more concentrated spots, and to a vertical scratch lower right approx. 10 cm. long. Some of the figures (such as those lower centre) have spots of strengthening, as does the equestrian monument. The architectural elements remain largely untouched.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.