The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although it fails to convey the metallic quality of the golden paint visible in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals some evidence of frame rubbing in places along the edges, with some associated specks of loss to the gold paint, which is in keeping with the artist's choice of media. Further very close inspection reveals two small networks of unobtrusive hairline cracks to the thicker area of gold paint on the upper half of the composition, both of which appear to be stable. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet 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."