Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is warmer and there is greater contrast in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. Executed on cream wove paper and securely attached to the backing boad in several places. There are artist's pin holes in places along all four edges. The left edge of the sheet is slightly deckled. There is undulation to the sheet throughout, notably to the left and right edges. There are several handling marks intermittently along all four edges, probably inherant to the artist's working process. There are three tiny brown media accretions; one towards the left of the top edge, one towards the centre of the top edge and one towards the centre of the bottom edge. There is a vertical crease approximately 26cm long in the upper left quadrant, possibly 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."