Colour: The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is more red in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There are artist's drill holes to the upper two corner tips, both of which have associated specks of wear. Extremely close inspection reveals a few faint and unobtrusive scuffs in isolated places and a very light handling mark to the upper left centre to the extreme right hand edge. 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."