Original canvas. Unlined. The canvas appears sound.
Upon very close inspection, clear varnish strokes can be seen from certain angles, particularly by the sitters heads. Another area of varnish by the sitters heads has yellowed very slightly. Only visible upon close inspection. Minor undulation in the canvas, visible along the left hand edge.
UV Light Report:
Inspection under UV light reveals an uneven farnish but no signs of restoration or repair.
Please note that this work is framed and stretched.
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