The canvas is original. There are a number of small flecks of loss to the upper corners, and some rubbing with associated loss at the right vertical edge. There are also one or two tiny flecks of loss elsewhere. There are some minor accretions and scuffs to the surface of the work. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals fluorescence in keeping with the Artist's working methods.
The work is held within a stained wooden frame.
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