The board appears to be sound. There is a small pinhole in the extreme upper right corner with a string passed through it. There is a further small pinhole through the board at the centre of the left edge. There is a small scuff along the centre of the right edge. The board is very slightly raised in one area in the piano leg. There is some light studio matter and surface dirt. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
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