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. Close inspection reveals a few minor and unobtrusive surface scratches towards the bottom of the base, and an extremely fine hairline scratch to the back of the figure's shoulders. All other surface irregularities are inherent to the casting process and artist's working method.
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