This picture is unlined and the original canvas is providing a stable structural support. The paint surface is a little dirty and may benefit from a light clean.
UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
There are small areas of retouching to localised areas on the dogs and very minor retouching to the rider's jacket. The varnish appears very opaque under UV light.
The picture is contained in a moulded plaster frame.
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