Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA
Title: California Vaquero and a Brush Sleeper
Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1972
Media: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 8 by 12 1/2 inches
Condition: Very Good
Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; â€˜California Vaquero and a Brush Sleeperâ€™ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: â€œCALIFORNIA VAQUERO and a BRUSH SLEEPERâ€, TIME â€“ 1770 to 1850, PLACE â€“ Before California became a state. REF â€“ The Vaquero by A.R. Rojas Life in California Before Gold Discovery, by John Bidwell. NOTE â€“ I cannot quote the exact words of the great Western Painter, Charles Russell, but he said the Vaqueros were the greatest riders and ropers in the world.