Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the white areas tend more towards ivory white in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. There is wear with associated paint loss to the extreme tips to all four corners and scattered along all four edges. There is a chip in the centre of the extreme top edge. There are handling marks all over the composition notably towards the centre of the bottom edge and along the right edge in the composition, visible in the catalogue illustration. There is one drilled hole visible towards the top edge of the upper left quadrant and indentations to the left and right of the drilled hole inherent to the artist's choice of medium.
"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."