The board bows very slightly but appears stable. There are Artist's pinholes at all four corners. There is surface dirt and one or two instances of minor studio matter and detritus. There is a small surface scratch to the back of the figure's neck but this may be inherent to the board. There is a thick layer of varnish. This excepting, the work appears in excellent overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light is rendered difficult by the thick varnish but there are no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching,
The work is housed in a composite wooden frame.
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