The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly brighter and contains fewer magenta undertones in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals evidence of light wear in isolated places to the outer edges and wear to the tips of the two raised elements, which is characteristic of the artist's working process. Extremely close inspection reveals two very fine and unobtrusive surface scratches, one towards the lower right corner and the other to the left of the lower protruding element. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light. "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."