Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are failry accurate, although the overall tonality is much brighter and more vibrant as in the original. The paper tone also tends towards a pale ivory in the original.The coloured ground also tends more towards a diluted green.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. Executed on white wove paper and securely hinged to the backing board in several places. There is very slight undulation to the paper. There is a very faint horizontal crease at the lower left extreme edge. There is an extremely faint rub mark towards the centre of the lower right quadrant. "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."