The work is in good condition overall as viewed. The canvas is clear and taut and the paint layers are well preserved. Minor wear and handling is evident on the corners but does not detract from the overall quality of the painting. Examination under ultraviolet light shows gentle retouching on the top left quadrant (sky), the middle register (figure walking in the distant) and on the bottom right quadrant. However, this is not visible with the naked eye. Framed.
"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.
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