The canvas has not been lined. Ultraviolet light reveals a handful of scattered spots of retouching around the centre of the sky, notably a 2 by 4cm area of restoration (patched on the reverse), and a spot in a corner of the upended keel on the shore. Apart from a faint horizontal stretcher mark along the upper edge and horizontally up the centre (the latter visible under close inspection), and some minor scattered craquelure visible in the sky under close inspection, overall this work is in good condition.
Held in a decorative gold-painted frame with floral and foliate motifs. "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."