The original canvas construction appears to be stable.
The surface of the work is uneven and creased in places and the edges are rough and irregular. This appears to be in keeping with the Artist's working method. There is a fleck of paint loss at the upper left edge of the composition and surface dirt and matter collected in the impasto areas. With the exception of the above the work appears to be in good and original condition.
Ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is presented unframed.
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