To the unaided eye, the piece is in fair condition. The canvas has been mounted to a thin plywood. This mounting is giving way in the lower right quadrant creating a bubble approximately 11 inches up from the bottom and 11 inches over from the right. This mounting was probably done to deal with craquelure which is present throughout the entire upper half and in the lower right quadrant. This craquelure seems stable and is not cupping. Inspection under ultraviolet reveals very little fluorescence of artist's pigments, and what may be inpainting or a stain in the varnish, approximately 4 inches from the bottom and 8 inches from the right edge. There are scratches in the pigments along the edges, most likely from shifting in the frame. The frame covers about 1 ¼ inches of canvas on both the right and left side. The piece is framed in a gold swan moulding with a silk liner, a gold rope inner liner and a narrow white liner. The frame is in fair condition with corner separation and stai
Harold Von Schmidt 11 14 15 [date unclear]
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