The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is cooler in the original. Upon very close inspection, there is a tiny spot of wear with an associated speck of media loss to one of the figure's toe and to the right of the figure's back.
The feet are slightly dirty.
As noticed in the salesroom notice, the two wooden blocks on the picture are not part of the work but Sotheby's will provide the buyer with a small wood block. "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."