The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the black background is slightly lighter in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the mount along the upper edge. There are artist's pinholes in all four corners. The paper undulates slightly. Visible only upon extremely close inspection in raking light, there are some light rub marks in places, mainly to the black pigment. Further very close inspection reveals very thin and faint mount staining to the extreme outer edges. There are two short and unobtrusive creases, one towards the centre of the composition and one to the lower edge, approximately 15 cm. from the lower left corner. Further close inspection reveals a tiny tear towards the centre of the upper edge. "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."