Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter and more vibrant in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. It is attached to the backing board along the top and bottom edges. There is minor wear to all four corner tips. There are three artist's pin holes in each top corner. There are three tiny tears along the left extreme edge. There is a fine line of discolouration running along all four edges. There is lifting to the centre of the extreme bottom edge hidden beneath the mount. There are a few light creases to the bottom left hand corner. There is a faint rub mark towards the bottom right edge and a further rub mark to the top left hand corner and towards the centre of the composition. There is a very faint finger print towards the top left hand edge and a further finger print towards the lower left hand edge. "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."