Structural Condition: The canvas certainly appears to be the original and appears unlined. Light water mark to the reverse of the canvas, along the bottom edge (not visible from recto). Light brown spots to the canvas on the reverse.
Paint Surface: Colours are strong. Scattered light lines and networks of craquelure in places (larger network to the grey area to the left of the sitter's head). Approximately four light abrasion lines running horizontally across the canvas, visible within the middle to right hand side of the work (possible other light instances within the brown background to the right of the sitter.)
UV Light: Inspection under UV light reveals some uneven fluorescence but no clear signs of restoration or repair. There are possible instances of retouching within the upper left-hand corner of the work and also to the left of the sitters head within the purple area around signature.
Summary: Overall the work appears to be in very good and stable condition.
This work is framed.
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