The canvas has been relined.
There a few areas of craquelure to the figure's face, hair and dress, which are visible upon close inspection. Otherwise the surface is in apparently good overall condition.
UV reveals flecked retouchings along the left edge, a small spot of retouching to the figure's left cheek and right shoulder, scattered flecks to the figure's face, hair, bonnet, and dress, and a few small areas near the figure's shoulders and bonnet.
Held in a gilt plaster frame.
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