The canvas is unlined. The canvas undulates slightly in places. There is a stretcher bar mark along the lower edge. There are one or two fine lines of cracking, only visible upon close inspection and confined largely to the black pigment in the lower left quadrant. There is a diagonal scuff in the upper left quadrant which appears to be inherent to the paint surface. There are some minor frame abrasions to the edges, particularly evident in the upper right corner. There is surface dirt and some studio matter throughout. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals an inconsistent varnish.
The work is held within a gilt and stained wooden frame.
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