Unexamined out of frame. The sheet appears to have been fully laid down onto a supportive board. There are scattered tiny flecks of loss to the extreme edges. There are some extremely fine lines of reticulation throughout, and fine lines of craquelure, with tiny associated flecks of loss only visible upon close inspection. There are also a number of scratches to the surface of the work, in keeping with the Artist's working methods. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light highlights the reticulation but reveals no obvious signs of retouching.
The work is held behind glass in a wooden box frame.
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