Colour: The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly lighter and brighter and the wax has warmer undertones in the original.
This work is in very good condition. All surface irregularities, chips, scuffs, scratches and media accretions to the plaster column are in keeping with the artist's use of soft materials. Close inspection reveals some fine cracks and somne spots of associated wax-flaking, most notably to some of the figure's joints, which are in keeping with the artis's choice of wax. "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."