The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter and more vibrant in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some networks of drying cracks in isolated places throughout the composition with some small and unobtrusive losses, one to the lower right corner of the first panel and two to the upper left corner of the second panel Further very close inspection reveals some light dust that has settled in the thicker impastoed areas, some of which have pressed peaks, as well as a media accretion to the centre left of the second panel. 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."