To the unaided eye, the piece appears to be in very good condition. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a normal fluorescence of artist's pigments, and no signs of restoration. The piece is framed in a grey rustic frame with a linen liner. The frame is in very good condition. Verso: label: Altermann & Morris Galleries. Attached copy of letter from Clark Hulings about this painting: May 31, 1991 Dear Ed and Madge, You asked me to write a few lines about the painting WELCOME SHADE and here they are. When our little girl was about four we went to southern Spain for a few weeks in the summer. We were in an apartment on the beach in Nerja – a village about 30 miles east of Malaga on the Costa Del Sol. At that time they were just beginning to build a solid string of high rise hotels and condos along that beautiful open shoreline. We are glad that we were there then. Mary and Elizabeth would be asleep when I used to leave to sketch or t
Signed l/r: Hulings 1974
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