Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is deeper and richer in the original, with the red tending more towards a deep cherry. There are also more blue/grey undertones in the original. The catalogue illustration also fails to convey the rich texture of the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. The sheet is uneven with deckled edges and securely hinged in several places to the backing board. There is slight undulation to the sheet. There are artist's pin holes in all four corners. There are areas of craquelure throughout the composition, notably in areas of thick impasto, probably inherent to the artist's choice of medium. There are handling marks towards the top left corner. There is a superficial layer of dirt adhering to the surface. All other imperfections are 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."