There is a dent visible at the upper center of the work (approx. 20mm squared). Framing marks along edges. Surface loss to lower right hand edge. Stretcher marks visible horizontally across the center of the canvas. Clusters of surface cracking visible, most noticeably in upper right hand side. There is a network of craquelure along the right hand edge. Light stretches in places particularly around the female's face. Black surface marks intermittently along the edges of the work.
Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of restoration or repair.
The work is unframed.
Colours are true to catalogue illustration.
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