The board appears to be flat and stable. There are some minor instances of craquelure apparent, most notable to the right of the strawberries. There is some light studio detritus, surface dirt and matter apparent in places. Subject to the above the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The painting is framed in a simple moulded wooden frame.
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