Technique and condition
The painting is on a fine and open weave linen canvas, commercially prepared. Paint has been applied in thin layers. Some opaque areas are more thickly painted with low impasto and brush marks. Generally the painting technique appears straightforward, though possibly some areas were painted over as the composition was developed.
An overall varnish was applied. This now has an uneven appearance in terms of matt/gloss effect, though is not too discoloured.