This work is in good condition overall. The board the canvas is laid upon is free from warp or cracking. There is evidence of minor wear and handling along the edges and a few spots of pin-sized dirt accretion (brown in colour) on the right neck and lower part of the chest. Examination under the ultraviolet light reveals that there are a few areas of restoration, primarily on the left side of the face, mouth and neck . Paint layers are well-preserved. Framed.
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