The canvas is original and appears sound. There is one minor and localised area of undulation in the lower right corner. There are a number of pinholes throughout the canvas, that penetrate through the paint surface and canvas below, most likely in keeping with the artist's technique and materials. There is a small amount of surface dirt and studio matter. Subject to the above, the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no obvious evidence of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is float mounted within a stained wooden frame.
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