The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the silver is darker and reflective in the original.
Unexamined out of it's frame, this work is in good condition. There is some light wear and frame rubbing along the edges. Some of the pencil seems to have faded slightly, particularly to the right side above the signature. Close inspection reveals very light craquelure, mainly to the lower half. There are media accretions in isolated places, and evidence of three small impacts towards the lower half of the silver part. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light. "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."