The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration although the overall tonality is lighter and brighter in the original work.
The work is executed on its original canvas and is not relined.
The surface is slightly dirty and there is a very faint stretcher mark along the upper edge. There is a tiny hole to the canvas at the outer extremity of the lower right corner.
The surface presents some classic cracks, stains and fold marks, inherent to the artist's folding technique. Under Ultra Violet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration.
This work is in good original condition. "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."