Original canvas. Unlined. Appears to be sound.
Upon very close inspection there are a couple of very minor dents to the canvas. The most noticeable can be found within the upper left and right hand corners of the work, each measuring approximately 20mm squared. Upon very close inspection there are some minor surface marks visible in places particularly within the black background. There are some pencil marks throughout the white margin, however these are inherent to the work and the artists intent. There is very minor wear and associated very minor loss visible upon close inspection upon all four corners of the work. Please note that the black background exhibits various degrees of opacity.
UV Light Report:
Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of restoration or repair.
Please note that the work is unframed, and stretched.
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