The subject is taken from engravings of a combination of two paintings by Salvator Rosa: Paesaggio con bagnanti, now in the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, and Mercury and Argus in the William Rockhill Gallery of Art, Kansas City.
mosaic in very good conditon, very small losses to enamel and minor traces of restoration in a couple of places along the blue enamel border "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."