This work is in excellent condition. It is stretched on an old and possibly original stretcher. The reverse is inscribed, and the paint applied to the front of the work has bled through to the back. The painting is unvarnished and shows no signs of weakness or deterioration. There is a small spot of retouching at the base of the figure on the left side, which can be seen under ultraviolet light. There may be another small retouching in the green wing-like shape immediately to the right of the neck of the same figure. The work is clearly in excellent condition and should be hung as is. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.)
Framed dimensions: 35 by 42 5/8 in.
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