The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration although the overall tonality is more contrasted and brighter, the black pigment in particular.
The work is executed on its original canvas and is not relined and is in the original artist's frame.
There is one small paint lift at the center of the composition in the black paint, visible only under very close inspection. The deepest black areas present some minor, stable cracks. Two of which, located on the upper half of the composition, fluoresce under Ultra Violet light inspection.
This work is in very good condition. "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."