The canvas has not been lined and is providing a strong and stable support ot the paint surface. There is some surface dirt. There are some minor scattered areas of craquelure and a horizontal upper stretcher bar mark is visible. Examination under ultra-violet light reveals a spot of retouching to the centre sky and some spots along the upper framing edge. Some tiny spots of pigment fluoresce to the figures however this appears to be uneven varnish.
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