Condition: This work is in good condition. There is a trace an old label partially stuck to the lower right corner of the work and a very small one on the upper left extreme edge which can be removed with light restoration and which is not visible when displayed within the frame. There is a horizontal craquelure on the upper left side with some light hairline craquelure on the thicker paint. There is some surface imperfection with light craquelure on the top right edge and top left edge with two nail rubbing marks on the right edge of the painting and one on the top centre, again only visible when the work is taken off the frame. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light.
Colour: The catalogue illustration is very accurate. "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."