The colour brighter than appears in the catalogue. The red candles almost flourescent pink, the green and yellow much more vivid. Short fold and creases across the entire surface of the painting. Some minor areas of loss to the paper at the edges, the most major areas being a loss to the top right corner where an approx 11 by 5cm triangle is missing (visible in catalogue image), with a nearby smaller patch on the right edge, approx 3cm; and a triangular section in the bottom right corner, approx 3 by 2.5cm. A small rip to the paper in the bottom left, to the left of the left hand candle, approx 1cm. Such condition is typical of the artist's work. "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."