The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals that some of the thick impasto peaks on the right edge of the composition have been slightly pressed, with a few tiny and unobtrusive associated specks of loss to some of the tips. Further very close inspection reveals three small specs of paint loss; two towards the centre of the left edge, and a second one approximately 10cm to the right of the lower left corner. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a few specks of fluorescence towards the lower edge, however these do not appear to be restoration. "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."