The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals fine tension cracks running intermittently along the edges, with some associated specks of loss in places to the extreme outer edges and some light wear to all four corners. Extremely close inspection reveals some paint lifting to the lower left corner and a few hairline cracks isolated to the areas of heavier impasto. There are two tiny specks of loss; one towards the centre of the upper left quadrant and another towards the centre right of the composition. 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."