Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the illustration fails to convey the shimmering surface of the grey pigment apparent in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals intermittent light stretcher marks along all four edges. There is light wear to the wooden collaged element, which appears to be original. Further close inspection reveals some light cracking to the white pigment with some small paint losses in places, and there is a short and unobtrusive scratch 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."