The colours in the printed catalogue are fairly accurate, although the yellows are brighter and more vibrant and the ochre deeper and richer in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet undulates slightly. Close inspection reveals artist pinholes to all four corners, as well as some wear to the extreme outer edges and corner tips with some associated specks of loss. There is an old horizontal crease running across the center of the composition, which is likely to be original. There is some light evidence of handling and surface dirt in places. Extremely close inspection reveals a few minute and unobtrusive specs of superficial loss in isolated places. "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."