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The oak panel is cradled to the reverse, and provides a stable support for the picture. There is a very slight unevenness in the panel surface, perhaps indicative of some bowing in the past. The picture presents well overall, with much of the detail of the drawing and delicate brushwork finely preserved. There is an aged, discoloured varnish, and on close inspection some very faint historic splits can be seen (on the right edge and lower centre for example), together with old scattered retouching, notably on the left hand side, mostly associated with the vertical panel grain. The examination under UV light confirms the aforementioned retouching.
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