The board appears to be sound. There is some minor rounding to the upper left, lower left and lower right corners, not visible in the present frame, and the board has some very minor flecks of loss to the edges in keeping with the Artist's working methods and intentions. There is some very light frame abrasion to all four edges. There are one or two very light scuffs and scratches to the surface. There is some light surface dirt. This excepting the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals no obvious signs of fluorescence or retouching.
The work is held within a stained wooden frame.
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