Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter in the original, with the darker blue tending more towards electric blue and the paper tending more towards ivory.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. The edges of the sheet are slightly uneven and deckled. There is slight undulation to the sheet. There are very light hairline cracks in some of the black areas of paint throughout the composition. All small imperfections to the paper are inherent to the artist's choice of medium.
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