Original canvas on what appears to be the original stretcher. There are frame abrasions with some minor associated paint loss along all four edges. There is a small area of paint loss to the right of the camel with further scattered flecks of paint loss elsewhere. There is a pattern of craquelure throughout. There is a layer of surface dirt with spots of household paint in places, most notably between the camel's legs. Inspection under UV light reveals a discoloured varnish layer but no obvious signs of retouching. Held in a wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame.
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