Technique and condition
Painted in artists' oil colours, the drawing and colouring are executed swiftly in fluid colours. The paint is often dragged across the tops of the canvas texture producing broken applications and in many areas the ground remains bare. The 'alla prima' painting has few corrections and overpaintings.
The painting is coated with a thin film of varnish and is in good condition. The gilded, moulded frame it was acquired in is probably not original. Glass was fitted to it on acquisition.