The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although there are no greys to the paper tone and it tends towards soft cream in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the backing board on all four corners and undulates slightly. There is evidence of handling with some associated light creasing in places towards the edges and corner tips which is likely to be inherent to the artist's working process. Extremely close inspection reveals two minute and unobtrusive nicks to the extreme outer edge; one to the left edge, approximately 8 cm. from the lower left corner, and another towards the centre of the lower edge. Further close inspection reveals two tiny and unobtrusive media accretions; one towards the centre of the right edge and another towards the centre of the left edge. "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."