The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the white is slightly warmer in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There are some surface irregularities and paint shrinkage in places which are in keeping with the artist's working process. Extremely close inspection reveals some tiny fly spots and mintue specks of media in isolated places throughout. Very close inspection reveals a very faint and fine small network of cracks in the white pigment to the centre of the lower edge and a short and unobtrusive abrasion to the upper centre of the left hand edge, which fluoresces darkly when examined under ultra-violet 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."