This work is in good condition overall, with no cracks or warps. There is a spot of media accretion on the upper margin (near horizon, above a cow) and on the lower left edge and paint loss on the lower right. The paint layers are sound and stable otherwise. Under ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. There are gold-coloured areas on the paint surface which has a metallic sheen in reality but which is not expressed in the catalogue illustration.
"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."