The canvas appears to be original. There are some scattered, minor, very fine lines of craquelure in places to the canvas at points, with some stretcher bar marks at the upper edge. There are one or two small flecks of loss at the upper and lower edges. There is some light surface dirt throughout and some evidence of studio matter and further accretions, including some scattered drips to the centre of the composition. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is float mounted within a painted wooden frame.
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