Original canvas. There is some light craquelure across the surface. There are a few flecks of paint loss; including three flecks in the sky, and two flecks in the lower left corner. There is some frame abrasion with resultant paint loss along the right edge. There are a few a spots of frame paint along the upper edge.
Under ultraviolet light, there appear to be a few flecked retouchings scattered across the picture surface. The surface has been covered with a thick varnish which makes the reading difficult to interpret.
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