Original canvas. Canvas exhibits very minor buckling but appears sound overall.
Upon close inspection, there are very minor surface marks in places, all of which appear to be contemporary to the creation of the work. The surface of the work appears to have a coat of varnish, which upon close inspection exhibits some minor craquelure. Please note the work exhibits some areas of very minor surface loss, concentrated along the edges of the work. Corners of the canvas exhibit minor wear. The lower left and right hand corners exhibit small tears to the canvas. The sides of the canvas exhibit minor punctures in places.
UV Light Report:
Inspection under Ultra Violet Light reveals no sign of restoration or repair.
Please note the work is unframed but stretched
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