The canvas has been relined and is planar and stable. The paint layer has been nicely preserved under an even, clear varnish. The subtle colors, particularly in the sky and architecture at left, remain pleasant, as does the loos brushwork in the clouds. There is a craqueleure pattern throughout the canvas which is noticeable to the naked eye, particularly in the lighter areas. Ultraviolet light reveals only a few areas with retouching, mostly along the right edge and some in the darker areas of the foreground, including a few in Joseph's clothing. Overall the painting is in nice condition and can be hung as is. Offered in a carved giltwood frame.
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