This work is in a good condition overall. The canvas is slightly loose on the upper and lower right corner but is otherwise clear and sound. Under the ultraviolet light examination, there are indications of light retouching, particularly on the darker areas and on the bottom right corner. There is also a colourless liquid accretion, running vertically down the brighter blue paint, which can only be ostensible and fluoresces under the ultraviolet light. The paint layers are in sound condition. Framed.
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