Colour: The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly cooler in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. The canvas is slightly slack and there is canvas draw to the upper left hand corner. There are some dents in places throughout. Close inspection reveals some tension cracks with associated losses to all four extreme edges and some wear with associated fraying to all four corner tips. Further close inspection reveals drying cracks in isolated places throughout, some of which have spots of loss most noteably towards the lower centre of the right edge, as visible in the catalogue illustration. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet 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."