The sheet has been laid down onto a conservation sheet. This is, in turn, affixed to the mount with two strips of adhesive tape at the upper edge. The sheet undulates slightly in places, in keeping with the Artist's materials and working methods. There is one faint horizontal crease to the lower left edge. There are a small number of instances of wear to the sheet primarily to the lower third with one or two further instances elsewhere, visible only upon close inspection. There is staining to the sheet in line with a previous mount, not visible in the present mount, and some time staining to the sheet. Some of the pigments have discoloured slightly, as is evidenced by the edges of the sheet. There are a few instances of staining and handling marks to the extreme edges, largely not visible in the present mount. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The work is window mounted and held behind glass in a painted wooden frame.
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