The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter and more vibrant, with the orange hue tending more towards true red in the original.
The work is in very good condition and it is securely hinged to the mount by the top left and right corners. The sheet is very slightly time-stained and there are very narrow pale margins of mount discolouration along all four extreme edges. Upon close examination there is a very pale small circular spot of discolouration to the lower left corner. There are very slight handling marks to the top left and right corners, a further small handling crease to the deckled paper edge at the centre of the left extreme edge. There is a tiny nick to the centre of the extreme right edge. Two tiny pinprick-sized media accretions are visible to the top part of the upper left quadrant. "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."