To the unaided eye, this piece appears to be in fair condition. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some areas of potential restoration, as well as paint loss. Areas of potential restoration include: the area immediately surrounding the flag at the top of the sail; about 5" to the left of the flag; the top portion of the right-hand sail. It appears that some type of solvent was splashed on the piece causing a small amount of paint loss in the form of drips, three within the lower half of the sail, and two more near the horizon line, above the artist's signature. There are a few other brownish discolorations that could be remnants of whatever was splashed on the painting or inconsistencies in the varnish. These are located 9" from the right side and 2" from the top of the piece; about 4" above the artist's signature; on the lower left side of the sail; and on the artist's signature near the second 'e' in Emile. The piece is framed in an antiqued gold wooden molding frame. The frame is in good condition, showing normal signs of wear.
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