The colours are slightly warmer than the illustration suggests. The copper panel is flat and stable and the paint surface, which has quite recently been cleaned, is in very good condition throughout. The only damages are three old repaired losses: the largest of .75 x .75 cm. on the column far right, and two smaller in the top right hand corner and in the centre at the base of one column. There has been some slight marginal abrasion caused by movement in the frame. The varnish is a little uneven, but the painting should not require any immediate attention.
Offered in a modern ebonised wood frame with a gilt sight edge, in very good condition. "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."