Technique and condition

The painting has been cut down with the left and bottom edges as originally intended but with paint extending to the cut off edges of the other sides. Commercially primed canvas has been vigorously brushed with thinned oil paint. Several layers are present in places. Along the left and bottom edges bare priming is visible in places. A varnish appears to have been applied to the framed painting, now noticeably discoloured.

Timothy Green
November 2003