The canvas is unlined. The canvas undulates very slightly in places. There is some craquelure in a number of places, most notably in the upper left quadrant with some associated flecks of loss, in the lower left quadrant, towards the centre of the lower edge and towards the lower right quadrant. There is a long horizontal scratch towards the upper edge, in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There are some minor accretions, instances of studio matter and some surface dirt. This excepting the work appears to be in good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is held behind glass within a carved gilt and linen frame.
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