The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is brighter and contains fewer undertones. The paper tone tends more towards soft cream in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to a matte in several places. All four edges are deckled. There is a spot of skinning to the left edge, approximately 20cm from the upper left corner, which is already visible in the catalogue raisonné illustration. All other surface irregularities are likely to be original. 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."