The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is slightly cooler and lighter in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals some tiny media accretions in isolated places throughout and evidence of handling along the edges. Extremely close inspection reveals a tiny speck of loss toward the centre of the bottom edge and three minute spots of drying cracks; one towards the centre of the upper edge; one towards the centre right of the composition and one to the centre of the upper right quadrant. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra violet light. "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."