The canvas has been relined. It undulates very slightly in the upper right corner and there is a small spot of flaking paint in the upper left corner. There are some frame abrasion marks to the left and bottom edges. There is craquelure in a few places to the girl's clothes and to the 'remnants'. The surface is slightly dirty and may benefit from a light clean, otherwise the work appears in good overall condition.
UV light reveals sweeping areas of retouching to the background and scattered retouchings to the girl's face and across her body, and a few retouchings to the pot in the lower right corner - these are not excessive.
Held in a gilt plaster frame.
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