The panel is made of a single piece of wood, and is uncradled. The varnish is even but a little discoloured. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals scattered retouchings throughout, but mainly in the sky. The buildings on the shoreline and the boat in the foreground remain largely untouched. Offered in a plain wood frame with ripple mouldings in the Dutch style, with a gilt sight edge. "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."
With Sam Nystad, The Hague; Dr. Thomas Rusche, SØR Galerie, Oelde and Berlin; Acquired from the above by the late owners in March 1991.