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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    S.5528

  • Description

    Distant view with a mossy branch at right, and a winding road; first state before drypoint Etching and sugar-lift, printed in dark-grey ink on ochre-tinted paper, brushed with blue and touched with brown and blue watercolour

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1610-1638 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 125 millimetres
    • Width: 180 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For Segers' use of hand-colouring see S. Dackerman, 'Painted Prints: the Revelation of Color in North Renaissance and Baroque Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts', exh.cat. Baltimore and Saint Louis, Pennsylvania State UP, 2002, cat.nos.55-56.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 27.I bibliographic details
    • Haverkamp Begemann 27.I.l bibliographic details
  • Location

    D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Exhibition history

    2012 Jan-May, BM, 'Hercules Segers'

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    28 November 2011

    Reason for treatment

    Temporary Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Lift. Remove debris and adhesive. Support if necessary. Inlay. Mount Roy.

    Condition

    Guarded and edged to old thin solid mount with S.5529. Slight cockling and creases. Small edge tears. Touches of abrasion, most noticeable one in centre of sky. Verso is coloured with an ochre wash. Brown (pigment?) stains in lower half. Old cream paper debris at right edge and top left corner from previous attachments.

    Treatment details

    Lifted by undercutting and slitting guards with a scalpel. Guard debris removed using a poultice of Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether). Adhesive residue removed with cotton wool swabs dampened with warm water. Old paper debris kept in place. Small edge tears supported with Japanese tissue toned with Winsor and Newton artist's watercolours (organic,inorganic pigments,gum arabic) and wheat starch adhesive. Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed between felts under glass. Inlaid to BM inlay paper with strips of Japanese tissue and Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether) adhesive. Pressed.

    Object mounted into a Royal overthrow of 6ply Heritage 100% Cotton Museum Board with a backboard of 4ply Heritage 100% Cotton Museum Board and hinged in using archival framing tape adhered with water.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    S.5528

Distant view with a mossy branch, at r, and a winding road
Etching printed in black on brown(?) paper prepared with a dark grey(?) ground. Some areas subsequently coloured with brownish black

Recto

Distant view with a mossy branch, at r, and a winding road Etching printed in black on brown(?) paper prepared with a dark grey(?) ground. Some areas subsequently coloured with brownish black

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