Original canvas. There are stretcher bar marks with some light corresponding craquelure along all but the upper edge. There are a few flecks of paint loss and lines of craquelure along the very left edge. The surface is slightly dirty but is in otherwise good overall condition.
Ultraviolet light reveals some spots of fluorescence to the figure and to the curtains, which are apparently the hand of the artist.
Held in a painted wood frame.
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