The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate although the overall tonality is deeper and richer and has more blue undertones in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is hinged verso on the top edge to the backing board. Inspection under raking light reveals some faint indents towards the left vertical edge, which appear to be the result of the artist's cutting process. Extremely close inspection reveals some tiny nicks towards the top of the extreme left hand edge and the extreme lower edge.
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