Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter and more vibrant. The background tends more towards a dusty pink. The figures flesh tone has more blue undertones as in the original. The bubbles are brightly coloured which is not visible in the catalogue illustration.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There are few very faint rub marks; one towards the lower right edge; one towards the centre of the left figure's shirt and one towards the top centre of the lower right 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."