The sheet is secured to the mount with an adhesive strip along the upper edge. There are Artist's pinholes in the upper corners. The edges of the sheet are slightly deckled. The sheet undulates slightly in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There is some craquelure to the thicker areas of gouache and impasto, with some tiny flecks of loss in places, only visible upon close inspection. There are some minor accretions and instances of studio matter. The sheet is very slightly time stained. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The sheet is window mounted and held within a linen mount, behind glass in a simple wooden frame.
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