Colour: The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate.
This work is in very good and original condition. The sheets are hinged verso to the backing board in numerous places.
Letter: There are minute pinholes to the extreme upper corner tips one of which has a tiny associated tear and a faint horizontal crease towards the lower register of the work, which relates to the letter's previous folding. Close inspection reveals some faint creases in isolated places.
Envelope: Close inspection reveals some light creases and media accretions 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."