This work is in good condition overall. There are minor signs of wear and handling along the edges. Under close observation, some faint and soft craquelure is evident on the surface of the painting, particularly at the upper and bottom registers. There is a minor scratch on the lower register (middle of the green dress) and a hairline scratch on the face of middle figure. Minute spots of retouching is scattered on the lower left quadrant and along the arm of middle figure. There is also some retouching on the upper middle margin, the location of which corresponds with some paper lining on the reverse. Restoration are apparent only after ultraviolet light examination. The paint layers are well-preserved.
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