The board is very slightly raised convex in the centre, however is overall flat and even. There are some scattered spots of retouching which fluoresce under ultraviolet light (most discoloured and also visible in the catalogue illustration), with the exception of one in the belly of the donkey these are in the background: some fine strokes in the upper right, spots near the centre of the left and right edges, a few spots to the left of the signature, and a few in the lower left. The work is overall in good condition.
Held in a decorative black-painted and gilt frame.
The catalogue illustration is quite accurate, although the work is somewhat less orange. "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."