The original tacking edges and the upper right corner are missing and the canvas has been laid on a second canvas. There are several repaired tears and cracks in the paint layer which are visible to the naked eye, most notable is the long horizontal one at the centre of the right edge and a smaller one to the left of the signature. There is a jagged scratch in the paint layer in the upper left quadrant and a lighter vertical one running the length of the left edge. Craquelure is still visible in the sea in the lower right quadrant, but there are other isolated areas. Inspection under UV light reveals several phases of restoration to the whole canvas. Held in a metal gilt frame wooden frame with plaster mouldings. Unexamined out of frame.
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