The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the background tends more towards a soft cream in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There is evidence of wear to all four corner tips and along the outer edges with associated tension cracks. Very close inspection reveals a few extremely fine and unobtrusive hairline cracks in a small number of places. There is an extremely faint stretcher bar impression running parallel to the edges. There is a tiny extremely faint media speck towards the centre of the top left flower. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra-violet 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."