Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly brighter in the original and there are more yellow undertones in the background of the first work.
Condition: i. This work is in very good condition. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light. ii. This work is in very good condition. Extremely close inspection reveals a few thin and unobtrusive hairline cracks and tiny media accretions scattered in places. Further very close inspection reveals evidence of very small impact towards the centre to the upper right quadrant and a tiny paint loss approximately 30 cm towards the centre right edge. 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."