The canvas has not been lined and is securely attached to a keyed wooden stretcher which appears to be of the time. Faint, horizontal stretcher marks, corresponding to the upper and central stretcher members, are visible. There a few, minor spots of paint loss and paint flaking in the horse's neck which might benefit from consolidation. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals a vertical, circa 10cm stroke of retouching in the foliage in the upper right quadrant, possibly addressing an old repair, and a small spot to its left. The main composition appears to be untouched. This work might benefit from a light surface clean.
Overall, this work is in good condition.
Presented in a black, wooden frame.
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