Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is more vibrant and there is greater contrast in the original. The white tends more towards a soft yellow-cream in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. Executed on white wove paper and securely attached to the backing board in several places on the reverse. There is a pin-head sized media accrection in the white border towards the right edge of the upper right quadrant. There is a very faint rub mark in the white border above the composition and towards the top left hand corner. "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."