This work is in very good condition. There are artist's staple holes in intermittent places along the extreme upper and left edges, with some tiny associated hairline cracks. Very close inspection reveals some fine tension cracks running intermittently along all four extreme edges, and some puckering along the left edge. Extremely close inspection reveals some small networks of hairline drying cracks in isolated places throughout, which are in keeping with the artist's use of screenprint. Further extremely close inspection reveals faint stretcher bar marks along the upper edge and across the centre of the composition, with two associated fine hairline cracks at the centre towards the left edge. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light.
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Private Collection, United Kingdom (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired from the above by the present owner