The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is much brighter and more vibrant and the white background tends towards true white in the original.
This work is in very good and original condition. Close inspection reveals evidence of wear to all four edges and corner tips, with some associated light rub marks to the upper left corner. Further close inspection reveals a few minute and unobtrusive drying cracks to the blue paint towards the centre of the composition. 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."