A SECURITY KERCHIEF? I really don’t know why men and woman sometimes held pieces of cloth in one hand or the other while a sixth sized portrait, that was recleaned and archivally taped recently, was created. Maybe the makers thought their patrons would be less likely to move their hands during a brief exposure. The matron in her likeness was a healthy lass who stared across the room during her escapade. At the best viewing angles the piece could be considered pristine. However it is possible to see random lines that were filled in by gold chloride that are not scratches if you look for them. A nice leather case has come apart.