The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although there are fewer magenta undertones visible in the original. The catalogue illustration also fails to fully convey the metallic quality of the graphite visible in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Each sheet is attached verso to the backing mount and undulates slightly. There is evidence of handling towards the edges with some associated minor creasing, which is likely to be original. Close inspection reveals a media accretion towards the centre of the left edge on the third sheet, and some specks of unobtrusive loss to the thicker black paint in isolated places to all three sheets. "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."