Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly softer in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. Executed on cream laid paper and securely hinged to the backing board on the reverse. There is slight undulation to the sheet, most notably on the left hand side of the composition. There are several creases in places throughout the left half of the sheet. There are several spots of discolouration along the left edge in the top right hand quadrant. There is a horizontal media accretion towards the left edge towards the left hand corner. There is a small white media accretion towards the top right of the top right hand corner. There is a further media accretion towards the top right edge of the top right hand corner. There is some very light smudging in the top right hand corner. There is slight fading to the sheet throughout.
"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."