With the unaided eye, the piece appears to be in very good condition. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues or signs of restoration. The piece is framed in a pale gold moulding with a painted liner. The frame is in very good condition with little wear. Verso: Inscribed on panel in artist’s hand: Ill for The Killer #4 cap P#119 from EF ward 121 E 23 St. NYC. 98484. Label: National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma exhibit The Pulps and the Slicks: The Golden Age of Western Illustration, November 1991 – March 1992. Label: David Dike Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Signed l/l: E.F. Ward
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