The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration, although the overall tonality is deeper and richer,with the paper tone tending more towards ivory cream in the original.
This work is in good condition. The sheet is time-stained, with discolouration notably to the extreme edges. There are artists's pinholes to all four corners and each corner is slightly rubbed. There are scattered pale brown spots of discolouration and foxmarks throughout the work (visible in the catalogue illustration). There is a short stable vertical tear to the lower right corner.There is minor paper skinning in places to the left and right overturn sides, where brown framing tape has been removed. A few residual pieces of tape remaining. There are several faint media accretions and surface dirt in places to each overturn side, and a few minor scattered media accretions and pigment staining to the composition. "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."