The canvas is original. There are stretcher bar marks at the upper, left and right hand edges. There is a very small push in the canvas in the lower left quadrant with some associated paint loss. There is a very fine scratch at the right edge, in the centre. There is some incredibly fine reticulation in the tree tops near the centre of the left edge. There is also an incredibly fine pattern of craquelure to the paint surface in places, only visible upon extremely close inspection. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals some areas of fluorescence, some of which may be the Artist's later reworkings, some of which may be reotuchings.
The work is held behind glass with a painted linen slip and a simple wooden frame.
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