Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the image is slightly cropped in the printed catalogue.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There is light canvas draw to all four corners and the canvas is slightly slack. Close inspection reveals some light wear in places along the edges, with an associated tiny loss towards the lower edge, 53 cm from the lower right corner, and some small media accretions scattered in places. Close inspection reveals a small network of minute drying cracks towards the centre left edge, and some hairline cracks running intermittently along the right edge. There are four small losses; one towards the centre left edge, one towards the centre right edge, one towards the lower left corner, and one 42 cm from the upper edge and 36 cm from the left edge. There are further tiny losses towards the lower right edge and towards the headlight to the left edge. 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."