Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although there are fewer red undertones and the overall tonality is slightly lighter in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the mount along the upper edge and there are artist's pinholes in the upper two corners. Very close inspection reveals some handling creases in places to the paper. Visible only when examined out of its frame, the sheet appears to have discoloured slightly over time, there is some minor foxing to the margins, and adhesive residue to all four corners. "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."