The canvas has been relined. There is a pattern of hairline craquelure. Ultra-violet light reveals thin strokes of retouching in most of the open flowers; there are also some small paler areas in the background towards the top which may correspond to discoloured retouching, however these do not fluoresce clearly. The varnish is degraded and cloudy, and the surface is difficult to read with certainty under U.V. light. The surface is dirty and the painting's appearance would benefit from cleaning and revarnishing.
The panel is flat and has been backed with canvas. A pattern of faint craquelure is visible on close inspection. There is a thin vertical crack through the panel (visible in the catalogue illustration), which ultra-violet light reveals has been thinly retouched along the upper circa 28cm; elsewhere the varnish fluoresces evenly and quite opaquely, making the surface difficult to read; there appear to be signs of some strengthening in the background around the flowers towards the top, in the purple flower in the lower-left, possibly in the white rose, and scattered strokes along the edges.
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