The canvas is lined, the paint surface is relatively dirty, and the varnish is discoloured. There is evidence of a wear throughout where the canvas weave has become more visible. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals retouchings to a handful of repaired horizontal tears in the sky upper centre, the longest measuring approx. 8 cm., and an L-shaped one to the right of the bell tower 2 x 4 cm. There are further small retouchings scattered in the sky, as well as along the upper margin. The main composition however appears largely untouched, save for retouching to the boat centre left. In overall fair condition. "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."