The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although overall tonality is softer with the dark brown tending more towards charocal black in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There is a small rub mark and associated shallow indentation to the left of the centre of the sun. On very close inspection there is a further fine and unobtrusive horizontal rub mark to the lower left of the face. No restoration is apparent under ulatrviolet light. "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."