The canvas has been relined. There are some very light cracks to the surface, scattered throughout the canvas and only visible upon close inspection. There is some reticulation in the red pigment at the left edge, and one or two further, less visible areas elsewhere . There is some light surface dirt throughout and some scattered instances of studio matter. This excepting the work appears to be in good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals an area of retouching in the lower left quadrant, most probably associated with an old damage. There is minor retouching to all four edges in line with an old frame and a small number of sensitively executed areas of spot retouching.
The work is held in a simple wooden frame.
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