Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter and more vibrant in the original. The illustration also fails to convey the rich texture in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condtion. Executed on white wove paper fixed to the mount along all four edges. There are artist's pin holes at all four corners. The left upper and right hand edges are slightly deckled. The sheet undulates slightly. There are several small spots of paint loss to the areas of heavy impasto, probably intrinsic to the production process. There is some very faint craquelure to the gesso at the centre of the left hand edge and towards the lower left hand corner. There is some light creasing along the top extreme edge. "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."