The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration although the background tends more towards cream in the original work.
The work is executed on its original canvas and is not relined.
Along the lower edge, the threads of the canvas have been stretched. The edges present some faint wear marks. Webs of hairline cracks and some tiny uplifts are visible mainly on the black areas.
Under Ultra Violet light inspection, some of the above mentioned stabilized cracks and uplifts fluoresce. "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."