The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The portrait image reads well despite old varnish that has yellowed over time. The paint surface has been flattened a bit but is stable with one pin-dot of loss in the woman's skirt. A few dots of retouching that have discolored are visible in the left background. Under UV light, the thick, streaky varnish fluoresces unevenly and impedes further inspection. One oval area of restoration is visible on the woman's chest. The painting would likely benefit from a cleaning and fresh varnish. Offered in an ebonized wood frame with gold painted decoration.
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