The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There is a handling mark to the upper centre of the left extreme edge only visible under raking light. There is a thin diagonal scratch and two pin-size spots of paint loss to the upper right corner of the lower left quadrant. There is a further tiny rub mark to the bottom edge, 25cm. from the lower left corner. There are several minor and minute specks of paint loss above the centre left of the bottom edge, as well as a few minute spots of paint loss along the bottom edge: one to the centre right and one towards the left hand corner.
"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."