The canvas is unlined. There are areas along the right edge where the paint surface is lifting and there have been losses - we recommend stabilising this and retouching the lost areas. The paint surface is dirty and the picture should be brightened by a light clean.
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
There are areas of retouching in the sky and a small area of retouching to the trousies of the man standing with his back to the viewer.
The picture is contained in a moulded plaster frame (probably the original). "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."