The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty, and the varnish is discoloured. There is visible retouching scattered along all four margins, most notably the left and right margins. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a thick, opaque varnish, underneath which the aforementioned retouchings are confirmed. Further retouching is revealed in the background above the maid’s head, in the lower left corner, and to a small loss in the bridge of Judith's nose, but it is difficult to discern further intervention beneath the varnish, and the painting appears in overall good condition.
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