The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is deeper and richer in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There is a fine pattern of drying cracks throughout, some of which have tiny specks of associated loss. Close inspection reveals a few minute losses to all four extreme overturn edges. Further very close inspection reveals some further minute and unobtrusive specks of loss to some of the impasto peaks. 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."