The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:
The paper support is in very good original condition.
The paint layer is very well preserved and the paint texture, resulting in detectable vigorous brushwork, is in an original state.
Under U-V light, a scattering of minor restorations can be seen across the sky, to replace very minor paint loss and reduce natural thinness of the paint layer; restoration includes a repair to a diagonal fracture at the extreme top right corner.
The varnish is slightly discoloured and a good tonal and chromatic improvement would be gained with its removal.
Fine details to the buildings and boats are in good original condition.
The painting is in a very good preserved state and presents well.
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.