Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the background colour tends more to a deep blue in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. Close inspection reveals unobtrusive drying cracks to the thicker areas of impasto. There are signs of wear with associated losses running along the edges. There are some media accretions to the left side of the lower edge. There are specks of loss throughout the composition, and one larger paint loss towards the centre of the lower left quadrant. 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."