Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although there is slightly greater contrast in the original. The catalogue illustration also fails to convey five small birds in the top right corner beneath the clouds.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. Executed on white wove paper and securely hinged to the backing board at the top two corners. There are very faint rub marks in the top right corner and towards the centre of the right edge. There is a tiny media accretion towards the centre left edge by the figure's shoulder and a further coloured media accretion towards the top right corner.
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