Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality in the original is much warmer with rich brown highlights in the figure's hair. The skin tone tends more towards a warm cream with hints of pink and pale salmon and the shadow on the figure's face has more brown undertones in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There are faint stretcher marks in places along the top extreme edge and towards the extreme left edge in the top left hand corner. There is very minor wear at the bottom left extreme corner tip. There is a faint rub mark at the centre top edge of the upper right quadrant. There is a tiny media accretion to the left of the figure's lower lip and a further coloured media accretion to the left of the figure's right eye.
"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."