The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the paper tone tends more towards a soft cream in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is float mounted to the backing board and undulates very slightly. All four edges are deckled and all collaged elements are stable. Extremely close inspection reveals a few minute nicks and thin, shallow scratches in places to the collaged element, which are likely to be original to the work's execution. There is a short unobtrusive tear to the lower edge of the sheet which has been repaired. "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."