Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is far brighter and much richer in the original. The background is a very pale green in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There is minor wear to all four corners and along all four edges in places. There is a tiny spec of paint loss towards the centre right extreme edge. There are two rub marks in the the dead centre of the composition and a further small rub mark in the top right of the upper left hand quadrant. There is a pin-head sized indentation towards the very top left hand corner. There are several tiny media accretions towards the top right hand corner. 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."