The canvas is original. There is a slight raise to the canvas along the left edge in the lower half, where the canvas has come to rest on the stretcher bar, with some associated craquelure. There are some further instances of craquelure throughout the work, most visible in the lower half. There is also one horizontal crack below the upper edge in the upper left corner, which is approximately 5 cms. long. There is some very minor scuffing along the upper edge, in the upper left corner. Subject to the above, the work appears to be in overall very good condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a thick varnish, which makes it difficult to read, however, there are areas of retouching, particularly evident to the left edge and corners of the work.
The work is presented in a moulded gilt frame, with a canvas slip.
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