Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter and more vibrant with the red tendind more to crimson and green to emerald in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. There is very light wear to the extreme edges of the lower left corner and a speck of paint loss in the upper right corner tip. There is a very light rub mark to the centre of the lower edge and beneath the upper right corner. No restoration is apparent under ultra-violet light.
"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."