The canvas has been strip-lined. There is a pattern of hairline craquelure throughout the painted surface, a very small sign of flaking in the sky towards the upper left corner and two minor spots of rubbing in the cloud in the upper right quadrant. Ultra-violet light reveals a spot of retouching in the cloud above the mountain top towards the left and in the cloud in the top left corner, a spot in the hill towards the lower left edge and other minor scattered signs. The painting is in otherwise good condition and ready to hang. Presented in a decorative gilt frame. "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."
George Schäfer (1896 - 1975), Schweinfurt; His sale, Munich, Neumeister Kunstauktionen, 25 February 2005, lot 204; Purchased at the above sale by the present owner.