The board is sound. The surface is in generally good condition. There is some light paint separation to the hair and coat lapel of the second figure from the left. There is a tiny fleck of paint loss along the lower edge in the lower right quadrant.
Ultraviolet light reveals spots of fluorescence, to the figures on the left, and the figure on the right, which may be the hand of the artist.
Held in a gilt plaster frame with a canvas inset.
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