Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is richer and more vibrant, with the white background tending more towards grey in the original. There is also more contrast in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There is minor wear at the top right corner with associated paint loss. There is a fine horizontal scratch approximately 5cm. long towards the top right hand corner. There is slight canvas draw towards the bottom left hand corner. There are faint handling marks in place along all four overlaps. No restoration is apparent under ultra-violet light. "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."