The canvas has been relined. There is a faint vertical stretcher mark in the centre and faint hairline craquelure. Ultraviolet light reveals some minor spots of restoration notably in the sky in the centre and to a circa 3cm vertical restoration in the foreground left of centre, and the varnish fluoresces opaquely obscuring a clear reading of the surface and possibly obscuring some further signs of retouching. The painting is in good overall condition and would benefit from a surface clean to address the varnish which has yellowed over time.
Held in a decorative gilt frame.
The varnish is more yellowed in reality than suggested by the catalogue illustration, and the colours somewhat deeper. "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."