Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the yellow is darker in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. Very lose inspection reveals some light wear to the corner tips, and some light craquelure to the upper half of the composition. Further close inspection reveals three vertical white media accretions, one approximately 20 cm long to the centre of the upper right quadrant, one approximately 10 cm long towards the centre of the upper edge, and one 2 cm long to the centre of the lower left quadrant. Further very close inspection reveals a tiny speck of loss approximately 10 cm to the upper edge, and approximately 50 cm from the left 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."