The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although they fail to convey the metallic quality of the gold paint of the flag pole.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some very fine tension cracks and faint rub marks to the extreme overturn edges of the 3 canvases that comprise the flag as well as some light wear to the extreme corner tips of each canvas. No restoration is apparent under ultra violet 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."