Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is much richer and more vibrant in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There is a faint stretcher mark that runs along the circumference of the composition, approximately 3cm. from the outer edge. This is most notable along the left side of the composition, partly visible in the catalogue illustration. There is very faint craquelure in places in the background and below the figure's left ear. "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."