The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although there are more prominent green undertones in the original. The catalogue illustration fails to convey fully the three dimensional relief apparent in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Some very light surface wear has occurred to the extremities of the relief, including the extreme corner tips and in places to the turnover edges. On close examination there is some fine craquelure in a few scattered areas to the resin layer. There is a small media accretion towards the bottom of the left extreme edge (visible in the catalogue illustration), and some light surface dust has accumulated under the bandages and in the crevices of the relief. Light discolouration has occurred over time to the resin and bandages, inherent to the artist's choice of media. "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."