The sheet is affixed to a foam board at the corners and at intervals along the extreme edges but is not laid down. The foam board is in turn affixed to a backing board. The upper edge is deckled and the lower edge is neatly cut, in keeping with the Artist's working methods. The sheet undulates slightly, in keeping with the Artist's working methods. The sheet is slightly cockled in places, due to the Artist's materials, which is most pronounced to the lower third of the sheet. The lower left and upper corners are very slightly rounded, only visible upon close inspection, and there are one or two tiny nicks to the extreme lower edge at the left. There are some very faint scratches to the black pigment in the lower right quadrant. There is some light surface dust, one or two accretions, and a small number of instances of very minor studio matter in places. Subject to the above, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The work is float mounted and held behind perspex in a painted wooden frame.
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