Structural Condition: The canvas appears original, it is unlined and stable.
Surface: There are areas of minor paint cracks across the surface of the work. On close inspection, there are what appear to be stretcher marks towards the edges of the work. There is an area of concentrated dirt in the lower register of the work – and might benefit from a clean.
UV Report: The work exhibits uneven fluorescence under UV inspection, but no clear signs of restoration or repair.
Summary: The work appears to be in very good and stable condition.
Please note this work is cased in a metal frame.
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