The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is lighter and brighter in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Extremely close inspection reveals some very light rubbing to some of the extreme edges of the protruding elements. There is a tiny media accretion towards the centre of the right edge. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a small area of lighter fluorescence to the centre of the right edge, which does not appear to be restoration. "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."