Notley Abbey Inventory, April 1948, p. 27, Principal Landing and Corridors and Staircase to Hall, 'A ditto (water colour drawing), Continental Buildings, by Furse', (The Vivien Leigh Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, THM/433/6/1).
Unexamined out of frame. The sheet undulates slightly in places. There is some craquelure and reticulation in places, most visible in the yellow building to the left of centre, and in the dark building at the extreme right, with further instances elsewhere. In places, there are some associated very small flecks of paint loss and instances of slight lifting. There are several very small slight scuffs and creases visible in the sky area. There are some instances of light studio detritus in places.
The work is window mounted and held behind glass in a simple wooden frame.
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