The following is kindly provided by Simon Parkes. This work on panel has no reinforcements on the reverse. The paint layer appears to be clean and varnished. The work should certainly be hung in its current state. Light retouches addressing a small amount of weakness can be seen around the extreme edges when the work is examined under ultraviolet light. These appear to be the only retouches, despite some of the original color in the shadows of the foreground showing strongly under ultraviolet light. The work should be hung as is.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.