To the unaided eye, the piece looks to be in good condition. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals fluorescence where it appears there has been an abrasion to the canvas. This is a small area, approximately Ã‚Â¼ inch in size, located 10 Ã‚Â½ inches from the left and 8 Ã‚Â½ inches from the bottom. There is also a very tiny area where it appears that the pigments did not completely cover the canvas in the mountains, approximately 6 inches down and 8 Ã‚Â½ inches from the left. There are no signs of any restoration. The piece is framed in a rustic brown reverse scoop with a suede fabric liner and a wood tone inner liner. The frame is in good condition with normal wear. Verso: Label: C. M. Russell Auction 1999 Entry # 485.
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