The sheet appears to be sound. The sheet is secured to the mount with a number of adhesive tabs along the upper edge. The sheet undulates slightly in places, in keeping with the Artist's materials and working methods. The upper edge has been slightly unevenly cut. There are two large creases at the top of the lower left quadrant. There is a very small horizontal crease to the sheet along the lower edge, towards the bottom left corner. There is an incredibly faint crease in the lower right corner, only visible upon extremely close inspection. There is some staining along the upper edge. There are some faint handling marks to the extreme edges. There is some surface dirt in places and studio matter and detritus throughout. Subject to the above the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The sheet is window mounted and held behind perspex in a simple wooden frame.
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