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This report was prepared by Simon Parkes Art Conservation Inc.:
This work appears to be clean. The lining is effective. Under ultraviolet light, one can see slight remnants of old varnish here and there, but very few retouches. There is a vertical line about 1 ¼ inches from the edge on the right side; this may correspond to an addition by the artist or a heavier weave in the canvas. There may have been a compositional element, perhaps a figure, between the two vertical tree trunks on the right side that was painted over by the artist, which has subsequently reappeared. There are a few retouches here and perhaps an area of more intense cleaning, which is visible under ultraviolet light. There are no other retouches of any note. It is possible that a few spots on the sleeve of the figure are very slightly over-cleaned, but it is equally likely that this was the artist’s intention. It is recommended that the work be hung in its current condition.