To the unaided eye, the piece appears to be in very good condition. There are slight scuff marks across the upper edge where the artwork has shifted in its frame. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a normal fluorescence of artist's pigments, and no signs of restoration. The piece is framed in a brown rustic scoop frame with a linen liner and a rustic inner liner. The frame is in fair condition. The linen fabric is coming loose from the liner moulding. Nameplate: Barn Owl. American Wildlife Art and Charles Fracé Natural Museum of Natural History Smithsonian institution Oct. 8, 1992 – May 2, 1993. This work is published on page 35 in the book "Fracé: the Art of Charles Fracé" written by Bruce H. Davis.
Signed l/l: Charles Frace
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