Colour: The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly warmer in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some light handling marks and some tiny nicks in intermittent places along all four extreme edges and some very slight wear to all four extreme four corner tips. Further extremely close inspection reveals a few tiny dents to the extreme upper right hand corner tip, some very faint rub marks in isolated rub marks throughout and a tiny media accretion towards the centre of the composition. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals some inpainting towards the lower left quadrant of the painting. "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."