The colours in the cataogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is lighter and brighter in the original.
This work is in good condition. There is evidence of oxidation to the base of one of the owls, and some shallow and superficial scratches in places which are only visible when examined in raking light. There are some spots of irregular colour to the surface, which could be inherent to the artist's working process. There are a few faint rub marks in isolated places and a few minute indentations to one of the heads. "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."