The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although it fails to convey the soft, silky texture of the Japanese paper visible in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is laid on paper which is laid on board. All four edges are deckled. Very close inspection reveals some adhesive residue on the reverse, visible in transparency intermittently along the extreme outer edges, which occurred from the mounting process. All other surface irregularities are inherent to the artist's choice of medium and working process. "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."