Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although there are more pink overtones in the original and the dark areas of pigment tend more towards midnight blue.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There are three tiny media accrections; one in the centre left of the top right hand corner and a further two towards the top centre of the upper right hand corner. There are several light handling marks on the overlaps and at the extreme edges. There are signs of craquelure along all four edges, notably to the dark pigment at the top and lower right edges. There are drying cracks to the white area of paint at the top centre of the lower right hand quadrant. 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."