The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is softer with the paper tending more towards taupe in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There are several circular stains scattered in place to the composition, all of which are visible in the catalogue illustration. The paper undulates slightly. There are a few thin and shallow creases along the upper corners with a 1mm tear above the centre of the left edge (visible in the catalogue illustration). Upon very close inspection there are a few foxing marks scattered in places to the paper.
"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."