Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the tonality of the brown areas tends more towards a deep purple, particularly in the background.
Condition: This work is in good condition. There is very slight wear along the lower extreme edge and several scuff marks towards the lower edge. There are two small spots of paint loss, one to the right of the centre of the lower edge and the other to the tip of the figure's nose. There are several tiny spots of paint loss throughout the composition only visible upon close inspection. There is a light horizontal scratch to the right of the figure's nose. There are faint spots of surface dust throughout. 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."