The paper has been laid down onto board. There is very minor rounding to the extreme edges in a few places. There is a vertical crease running the length of the sheet at the centre with a few further more minor instances elsewhere, which are in line with the Artist's working methods and materials. There is a very small fleck of loss towards the lower right corner. There are small accretions and instances of studio detritus and surface matter in places, in keeping with the Artist's working methods, and some light surface dirt. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is held within a wooden slip and behind glass in a stained wooden box frame.
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