The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the tonality of the red background is slightly brighter and more vibrant in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals a few specks of loss following the figure's silhouette towards the right hand side of the composition. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a few specks of fluorescence on the figure's chest and hand towards the right of the composition, which don't appear to be restoration. Further extremely close inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some spots where the upper layer of paint appears to have been stabilised on the extreme lower edge. "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."