The sculpture appears sound. The surface of the bronze is uneven in places, in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There is some light rubbing to the edges and to the base of the sculpture. There is some very minor oxidisation to the underside of the figure's torso. There is light surface dirt and remnants of casting residue to creviced areas. This excepting, the work appears in excellent condition.
The sculpture is affixed to the Artist's wooden base.
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