The canvas is laid on panel. As a result, the surface is pressed and the composition is a little flat. Underneath a dirty surface, the image reads well and retains the shine of the gold. Pindots of loss are scattered, like on the yellow framing border. Two spots of repair are at bottom right corner. These fluoresce under UV light along with further dots of retouching that are scattered. We would suggest consulting a restorer as the painting could benefit from some treatment. Offered unframed with a wooden support.
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