Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is much warmer in the original and tends more towards a rich cream.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. Executed on white laid paper and hinged to the backing board in places along all four edges. There are artist's pinholes in all four corners. There is slight undulation towards all four edges. There are three minute spots of foxing to the right section of the composition; one towards the top right and corner, one just above the figure's right shoulder and one towards the bottom section of the right hand edge. There are a few faint handling marks in places along all four edges which appear to be inherent to the artist's working process. There is a minor spot of paper skinning to the top right hand corner and a small area of discoloration to the top left hand corner. There is some minor wear to the bottom left hand corner and three minute nicks along the upper left hand side edge, inherent to the artist's working process. "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."