Colour: The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is cooler in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some tiny specks of wear to all four extreme corner tips and some tiny spots of loss in intermittent places to all four extreme edges. Further close inspection reveals some faint rub marks and some tiny media accretions in isolated places throughout. Extremely close inspection reveals extremely faint and fine scratched to the lower right hand corner, two of which have tiny specks of associated loss. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a small spot towards the lower centre of the composition that fluoresces dark.
"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."