The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is brighter and more vibrant in the original. The catalogue illustration also fails to convey the metallic nature of the silver and gold paint.
This work is in very good condition. There is some light wear to the lower edge, and two faint rub marks to the gold paint; respectively 30 and 70 cm from the right edge. Close inspection reveals a thin scratch to the right purple plaint towards the centre of the lower left quadrant and a faint rub mark to the black paint towards the left edge, approximately 25 cm. from the upper edge. 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."