The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although there are fewer magenta undertones visible in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the backing mount in several places and undulates. The edges are deckled and irregularly cut. There is evidence of handling throughout, with associated creases and small tears in places, which are in keeping with the artist's working process. There are drying cracks isolated to the thicker layers of black paint on the upper half of the composition. All other surface irregularities are likely to be original. "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."