The canvas is original. The canvas undulates very slightly in a number of places, most probably in keeping with the materials. There are a small number of tiny nicks and rubs to the extreme edges of the canvas. Due to the granular and raised texture of the paint surface, in a very small number of instances there are tiny losses where these grains have come loose. There is minor surface dirt throughout. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals areas of fluorescence that appear in keeping with the nature of the Artist's materials.
The work is float mounted atop a linen slip with a painted wooden frame.
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