Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is warmer and the background tends more towards grey in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There is a very small handling mark to the centre left of the upper right quadrant on the extreme edge. There are two further very small handling marks towards the bottom left corner. There are a few very faint rub marks towards the bottom edge at the bottom of the tulips. There are drying marks throughout, notably in the lower left quadrant with minor paint cracking in the top left of the lower right quadrant, probably inherent to the artist's working process. No restoration is apparent 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."