The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is softer and cooler, with the cream background tending more towards a pale grey.
This work is in very good condition. There is an intermittent light stretcher mark running down the right edge. There are three pinhead-sized perforations at intervals along the right extreme edge. Upon close inspection a horizontal band of light craquelure is visible towards the bottom of the composition. Some light surface dirt and isolated light media accretions are visible in a few places throughout the canvas. Examination under ultra-violet light reveals a thin line of retouching (approximately 20cm. long) running down the top part of the right extreme 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."