The canvas is either thinly lined or unlined. Underneath an old varnish an elaborate scene reads well, though the paint appears to have thinned over time. A tiny dot of loss is on the ground at bottom center, closer to the right side. A very faint stretcher bar mark runs along the bottom. What could be a small, concentrated area from old rubbing is at bottom center. There appears to be a thin repair that runs diagonally for 5in. on the sky at center left. Inspection under UV reveals scattered inpainting of retouches throughout the ground and sky. There is probably further retouches that are difficult to read due to the dirty varnish. Painting is offered in an elaborately carved giltwood frame. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.