Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly softer in the original. The soft pink in the lower left, upper left and upper right tends more towards a powder pink in the original. The catalogue illustration also fails to convey the rich surface texture of the original work.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There is a small rub mark towards the top right corner. There is slight wear to to the lower corner tips. All other rub marks, discolouration and imperfections are inherent to the artist's choice of medium and working process.
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