Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is brighter in the original.
Condition: This work is in good condition. There are scattered minor handling marks around the edges of the composition and some slight wear to the lower right hand corner. There is a thin diagonal rub mark to the centre of the lower right hand quadrant and a rub mark beneath this, parallel to the middle of the bottom edge. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals a some minor spots of retouching towards the bottom right corner and a small number of minute spots of fluorescence scattered throughout, some of which appear to be retouching. The faint horizontal band visible in the catalogue illustration towards the centre of the composition is consistent with the artist's choice of found fabric where it was originally folded. "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."