As Hilary Pyle has written, technique was always a central concern in Anne Yeats' work. In examples such as the present and lot 222, she would take butter muslin, soak it in diluted oil pigment and press it to the canvas, to leave intriguing ambiguities. To these forms, she would sometimes then superimpose apples or oranges or lemons.
The sheet appears to be sound. Float mounted, cockles slightly. It appears in good original condition, ready to hang.
Under ultraviolet light there appear to no signs of retouching.
Held under glass in a white wooden box frame; unexamined out of frame. "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."