This is an original oil painting on 100% rag paper. The subject is a full length male portrait. The palette is largely dark red with greens.
The work begins with a painted copy of the famous portrait of Aesop by Velasquez. The contemporary artist's version has much richer colorization than the original and as well has inserted the contemporary artist's dog, Bosco, seated at attention at the feet of the great master.
The work is in pristine condition and signed by the artist. It comes with the artist's own original framing, a double white mat in a gold gilt wood frame as shown. It is a featured work in the artist's 2015 museum retrospective catalog available on Amazon.