Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although there are more pink undertones in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. There is minor wear to all four corners and to the extreme top and bottom edges and overlaps. There is a tiny loss of paint at the extreme bottom edge towards the lower left hand corner. There are two faint rub marks; one at the bottom right edge and one to the left of the figure's mouth. All other imperfections are inherent to the artist's working process. 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."