To the unaided eye, this piece appears to be in very good condition. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of the artist's pigments. The piece is framed in an ornate light antiqued gold frame. The frame is in good condition, showing normal signs of wear. Verso: [handwritten on backing] 10 x 6 1/2; The Artist, oil, (artist's signature) OPAM; This small oil study was made for the larger painting titled the cowboy which was exhibited at the Cowboy Hall of Fame show - June 2008. (artist's signature) OPAM.