The board appears to be sound. There is a small undulation to the board in the upper right quadrant. There are tiny flecks of loss in the upper left, upper right and lower left corners, not visible in the present mount. There are one or two further tiny nicks to the extreme edges, again these are not visible in the present mount. There is some slight rubbing to the extreme edges of the board, in line with the present frame. There is some light surface dirt and some studio matter. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals fluorescence in keeping with the frame abrasion.
The work is held behind glass in a simple wooden frame.
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