The sheet is adhered to the mount with conservation corner mounts. The sheet has been slightly unevenly cut at the upper and lower edges. The sheet undulates slightly. There is an Artist's pinhead to the centre of the upper edge. There are a few scattered areas of fine lines of craquelure to the gouache in places, with one or two possible flecks of loss visible in places. There is possible rubbing to the black pigment to the left edge below centre. There is a fingerprint to the lower edge. There are one or two instances of accretions, a few small flecks of studio matter and some possible light surface dust in places. This excepting, the work appears in good overall condition.
The work is floated and held behind glass in a wooden frame.
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