The colours in the cataogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. Some dust fibres have adhered to the recesses of the frame and there is evidence of handling with associated media accretions and rub marks in places. There are drying cracks throughout the frame, with some associated small specks of loss in isolated places, most notably to the upper left corner. Close inspection reveals some pressed impasto peaks in the thickly painted areas of the canvas, and some light dust fibres which have adhered to the recesses. Further close inspection reveals some drying cracks to the thicker layers of paint towards the centre of the upper edge. There are two thin scratches on the uppermost layer of paint; a diagonal one directly above the "b", and another one to the lower edge, approximately 40cm from the lower left corner, which appears to have been inpainted. No other 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."