Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is richer in the original. The flowers in the bottom right corner tend more towards a post box red and the central table tends more towards a sandy colour in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. There is very minor wear to the top two corner tips. There are faint stretcher marks along the four extreme edges. There are several small rub marks in the top right quadrant. There is a very faint stain towards the centre right of the lower left quadrant. Unexamined under ultra violet light.
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