Original canvas. Unlined. Appears to be sound. Upon very close inspection there is a minor vertical crease to the lower centre of the work, measuring approximately 25mm.
Upon close inspection, there are very minor surface marks in places. There is some smudging to the red text visible in the lower right hand corner of the work, possibly contemporary to the creation of the work. Upon close inspection, the white border margin and the white margins within the ribbon heads display varying degrees of opacity, however this appears to be inherent to the work. Please note that the colours in this work are slightly brighter/punchier than in the catalogue illustration.
UV Light Report:
Inspection under UV light shows no signs of restoration or repair
Please note that this work is unframed and stretched.
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