The canvas has been relined. There is a long, restored diagonal scratch in the sky in the upper right quadrant. There are some incredibly fine lines of craquelure in the extreme upper right corner, only visible upon close inspection. There is some surface dirt and studio matter in places. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals an area of fluorescence to the aforementioned scratch as well as smaller instances to the upper left and lower right corners, possibly in line with a previous frame abrasion.
The work is held within a carved and moulded gilt wooden frame with a linen slip.
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