The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly lighter in the original.
This work is in good condition. Close inspection reveals some very faint rub marks in intermittent places along all four extreme edges. Further close inspection reveals some faint stretcher bar marks with very fine associated cracks in isolated places towards the edges, some very fine and unobtrusive networks of cracks in isolated places and some media accretions throughout, and two tiny specks of loss to the centre of the upper edge. 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."