Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are reasonably accurate, although the overall tonality is far brighter and much more vibrant in the original. The powder blue tends more towards a pale lavener; the red tends more towards a bright post box red; the blue tends more towards a bright navy; the yellow/green tends more towards a luminous apple green and the darker green tends more towards a deep forest green.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There are tiny specs of dust adhering to the surface. There is a pin head-sized depression in the very centre of the composition. There are two tiny media accretions; one towards the centre left of the bottom left corner and one towards the centre of the right extreme edge. "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."