Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the paper tone is much warmer and more textured in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. Exectued on white wove paper and securely hinged to the backing board in several places on the reverse. There are a few very faint rub marks notably toward the bottom right corner and towards the centre of the composition, probably inherent to the artists's working process. There is a pin head sized stain towards the centre left of the bottom edge. There is a minute coloured media accretion towards the top right 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."