The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter and more vibrant, and the background is silver in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some wear to the lower edge, towards the right corner, with some associated, minute specks of superficial loss. Further close inspection reveals a few thin drying cracks in places to the thicker areas of impasto, with an associated speck of loss to the superficial layer of paint towards the centre of the upper left quadrant, and a further superficial loss towards the centre of the composition, approximately 5 cm. from the green pigment. 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."