The canvases are both unlined and stable on their stretchers. The images read well beneath a varnish that seems to have discolored. A few areas of abrasion or loss are visible on both canvases, such as a triangular scratch above the angel's legs and a few abraded patches on the Virgin's clothing and the left background, but none of these are distracting. The rough weave of the canvas is visible through the paint surface, and thicker areas of varnish around the edges in particular are causing slight buckling of the canvas on both paintings. Under UV inspection, the varnish appears thick on both canvases and is difficult to read through, but currently only a very few small spots fluoresce, and the aforementioned losses or scratches fluoresce unevenly. Older retouching seems to be present in some of the folds of the Virgin's cloak. Offered in matching simple wooden frames.
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