Colours: The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration, although the overall paper tone tends more towards cream in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. It is hinged to the backing board in places along all four edges. There is slight undulation throughout. There is a light handling crease towards the right centre of the composition and slight handling marks to the white ground of the central section and to the top extreme edge. The lower left extreme corner tip is lifting slightly. There is a tiny tear approximately 15cm from the top left hand corner, and another just below, inherent to the artist's working process. "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."