Colour: The colour in the printed catalogue is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly lighter in the original.
This work is very good condition. Extremely close inspection reveals some minute media accretions in isolated places and some very faint rub marks to the left hand corner tips. Further extremely close inspection reveals a very short and faint crack to the pale pink pigment in the upper centre left of the composition. No restoration is apparent when examined 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."