Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the blue is much brighter in the original and the overall tonality is more vibrant.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There is a curved crack appoximately 6cm. long to the extreme top right hand corner and a further crack approximately 3cm. long to the right of this. There is small rub mark towards the extreme the lower right edge. There is a tiny loss of astralon at the extreme lower edge of the number 16 square. There are a few hairline scatches; to the left of number 4, and through the centre of number 15. There are a few small horizontal rub marks in the lower right corner of the number 8 square. There are several further rub marks in places throughout the work. All scratches and rub marks are visible upon very close inspection. "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."