This work is in very good condition. The canvas is slightly loose and could benefit in being stretched. Some stretcher marks across the four edges due to the stretcher hitting the canvas on the reverse. These could easily be erased when re-stretching the canvas. Some faint handling marks and scuff across the our edges and some further.. A pinhole sized irregularity to the lower right area. No signs of restoration under the UV light.
The colours in the catalogue illustration are accurate, with the blue hues being slightly softer in the original work.
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