The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration although the yellow is warmer and brighter in the original work. Moreover, the image does not accurately convey the rich and thick texture of the impastos, especially the white areas.
The work is executed on its original canvas and is not relined.
The white areas present some light hairline, stabilized cracks. There are some stabilized cracks on the black impasto located on the upper right quadrant.
A dent resulting in a small tear (approx. 1 cm) is visible on the back of the canvas, under the stretcher, located at 75 cm from the left edge and 65 cm from the lower edge.
Under Ultra Violet light inspection a small retouching is visible in the ocre paint in the upper right quadrant and on the white paint corresponding to the previously mentioned dent.
The work is in very good condtion. "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."