Condition: This work is in very good condition. There are very minor hairline craquelure on the red parts of the figure which are only visible upon close inspection and is inherent of the artist's choice of medium. There is no restoration apparent when viewed under the UV light, except for a very minor drip mark on the extreme bottom left due to the working style of the artist, only visible under the UV light.
Colour: The catalogue illustration is very accurate. The red in the tshirt of the figure tends more towards a darker red in the original work than the blood red in the illustration. "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."