The relief appears to be sound. There are some minor nicks to the extreme edges and corners. There are some further small nicks and flecks of paint loss to the supportive wooden frame. There is some cracking to the paint surface of the frame, where the relief meets the framed support. There is a crack the runs horizontally across the middle of the work between the two manhole covers, however this appears to be stable and may be in keeping with the Artist's intentions. There is a potential tiny loss to the lolly-pop stick in the lower right corner. There is some light surface dirt in places. Subject to the above the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The work is unframed.
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