The canvas has been fully laid down onto panel. There is some very slight fraying to the extreme edges of the canvas. There is some cracking to the paint surface at the extreme edges, where the canvas wraps around the panel. There is some frame abrasion and some minor associated flecks of loss at points around the edges, notably one in the lower right corner. There are some very minor scuffs to the surface. There is some light surface dirt and some studio matter. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals an uneven varnish, which makes a reading under ultra violet light difficult, however, there appears to be some small areas of fluorescence and probable retouchings to the extreme edges.
The work is held within the Artist's original frame.
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