The colours in the cataogue illustration are fairly accurate although the background has fewer magenta undertones in the original.
This work is in good condition. There are intermittent hairline cracks to the wood and some inconsistencies on the painted surface, which are in keeping with the artist's choice of media and working process. Very close inspection reveals some tiny specks of loss in places to the metal elements. There are handling marks along the edges. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a few small spots of restoration along the 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."