River valley with a waterfall; second state with landscape burnished and added trial lines Etching and sugar-lift, printed in blue ink, with grey and brown watercolour
- 1610-1638 (circa)
- Height: 155 millimetres
- Width: 185 millimetres
For an impression of first state see S.5518. It is not clear whether the branches and clouds were added by Segers or by a later hand.
Literature: J. Rowlands, 'Hercules Segers', New York, 1979, no. 57.
D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy
2012 Jan-May, BM, 'Hercules Segers'
28 November 2011
Reason for treatment
Lift. Remove debris and adhesive. Support if necessary. Inlay. Mount.
Guarded to old thin mount. Adhesive around edges. Small tears at centre right edge and bottom left corner. Debris from old attachments on verso corners.
Lifted by undercutting, and slitting guards with a scalpel. Debris removed using a poultice of Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether). Adhesive residue remmoved with cotton wool swabs dampened with warm water. Debris from old attachments left in place. Tears supported with Japanese tissue and wheat starch adhesive. Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed between felts.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.
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Object reference number: PPA67749
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