To the unaided eye, this piece appears to be in very good condition. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a normal fluorescence of pigments. There are no signs of restoration. The chip board is lightlly warped throughout. The piece is framed in a semi-ornate, pale antiqued gold molding with a linen lineThis appears to be the original frame and is in good condition for its age, with light separation in the inner corners and minor chips and abrasions throughout. The liner shows light signs of discoloration. Verso: [handwritten and stamped on backing, somewhat faded] Title: "Road to Espanola" Medium: Oil; All Rights to Reproduce or Copy this painting...the Artist, Fremont Ellis 553 Canyon Rd. Santa Fe, N.M.; Do Not Oil or Varnish; Gift to Frances 1958
Signed l/r:Fremont Ellis
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