Colour: The colour in the printed catalogue is fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals some tension cracks with specks of associated loss intermittently along the upper edge and a tiny speck of loss towards the upper centre of the left hand edge. Very close inspection reveals some minute drying cracks to the black pigment in the upper centre of the composition, which has some tiny spots of associated flaking. Close inspection reveals a tiny hole to the paper in the upper centre right of the composition, which is visible in the catalogue illustration. 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."