The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration although the overall tonality is brighter in the original work, especially the red.
The work is executed on its original canvas and is not relined.
The corners and edges present some wears, one of which on the outer edge of the upper left corner has resulted in a small canvas tear. There are stabilized cracks on the thicker impastos, few of which have resulted in small losses, visible under close inspection.
Under Ultra Violet light inspection there are some areas of restoration that fluoresce at the center of the composition. "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."