Colour: The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is lighter, brighter and cooler in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals a superficial layer of dust that has adhered to the surface of the work. Very close inspection reveals a fine pattern of craqueleure and a small network of hairline cracks to the varnish in the upper part of the composition and some minute chips to the surface of the work. "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."