Colour: The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration, although the overall tonality is slightly more vibrant with the red tending more towards post box red in the original. The catalogue illustration fails to accurately convey the iridescent quality of the blue butterflies.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There is a minute media accretion to the centre of the upper left hand quadrant, original to the work's execution. A few of the butterfly wings lift slightly from the canvas, all of which are original to the work's execution. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.