The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality tends slightly more towards cream and there is more contrast in the original. The catalogue illustration also fails to fully convey the textured nature of the work.
This work is in very good condition. In places throughout, the varnish has been applied irregularly, leaving small spots unvarnished and a few unobtrusive drip marks. Close inspection reveals a few short cracks towards the centre of the upper left quadrant. Further close inspection reveals a few minor losses; one towards the right edge, approximately 80 cm. from the upper right corner; one to the right side of the protruding to the centre right edge; and one towards the centre of the lower left quadrant. 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."