The actual painting is lighter in tone than the catalogue illustration would suggest.
The oak panel is beveled on all sides and it horizontal join has been reinforced on the reverse with batons. Some batons on its reverse also reunite an old horizontal crack up from the join. On the front these join/crack can be slightly visible and have been retouched. We notice some of paint losses around the edges. The painted surface seems to be in a good condition with some of its colors nicely preserved and details like the water drops on the table ledge. Some thinness in lower foreground on the wood of the table which have been retouched.
Under the UV light
The varnish layer fluoresces almost completely showing the retouched join and the other crack mentioned above. And some minor strengthenings near the grapes in the right and on the right of the bowl are visible and scattered ones in the upper background.
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