This work is in very good condition. The panel has developed cracks in the past. One crack runs directly beneath the hands and child, beginning in the red fabric beneath the wrist on the left side and running diagonally down to the red fabric in the lower right. There is another diagonal crack in the lower left corner, which is visible to the naked eye and has also received some restorations. A spot of restoration can be seen about an inch from the center of the bottom edge. Two small horizontal lines have been retouched in the yellow fabric in the center of the right side. There is another small spot of retouching in the center of the forehead of the Madonna. The remainder of the picture is unrestored and undamaged. This work is in very good condition and should be hung as is. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.)
Framed dimensions: 43 1/2 by 31 1/4 in.
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