The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty, and the varnish discoloured. There are two scuff marks, one along the upper section of the left margin, and one along the upper section of the right margin, and a spot of surface accretion in the rock above and to the left of the latter. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a thick varnish underneath which spot retouching is visible throughout, as well as fine lines of retouching to reduce the effect of craquelure in the figures lower centre, and the figure in the sky - these are all visible more clearly to the naked eye. "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."