Original canvas. Some rubbing and abrasion to framing edges. There is a patch repair to the center of the canvas verso, probably to an old hole. Otherwise the work appears to be in good overall condition.
UV light inspection reveals an area of retouching corresponding to the aforementioned repair. Some further minor retouchings in the sky and to the framing edges.
Held in a simple gold painted frame.
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