The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is more saturated in the original and the blue tends more towards an IKB blue.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There is some minor canvas draw to the upper left and lower right corners. Close inspection in raking light reveals a few unobtrusive rub marks in isolated places. There is evidence of a tiny impact to the left edge, approximately 50 cm. from the upper left corner. 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."