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London [the long view]

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • London [the long view]
  • Description

    Sheet 6 showing the Tower of London and the east end of the city, with St Olaf in the foreground; in the sky three putti with a parrot, jewel chest, crown and chain. 1647

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1647
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 476 millimetres (cut irregularly at top left)
    • Width: 401 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with names of the places shown, including "The Tower".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see 1864,0813.331

  • Bibliography

    • Pennington 1014 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein 954.I (Hollar) bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIc Mounted Imp

  • Exhibition history

    2012 London, BM, Shakespeare

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    2 September 2011

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    Lift. Remove debris and adhesive. Support if necessary. Hinge to mount.


    Guarded to solid mount. Surface dirt. Slight cockling at corners. The sheet has been trimmed quite roughly and has uneven edges. Small tears and weak areas around edges. Several large rust spots with metal particles in them, especially in sky area.

    Treatment details

    Lifted from mount by slitting guards with a scalpel. Surface cleaned on verso and in margins and unprinted areas of recto using grated Staedtler plastic eraser. Guards removed from verso using a poultice of Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether). Adhesive residue removed using cotton wool moistened with tap water. Edges repaired/supported where necessary using Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste. Metal particles removed from rust spots using a scalpel and discoloured fibres scraped away. Holes then infilled using Japanese paper and wheat starch paste and infills retouched using Winsor and Newton artist's watercolours (organic,inorganic pigments,gum arabic). Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed.

    Object mounted into an Imperial overthrow of 3ply Heritage Conservation Board and hinged in using Japanese paper adhered with Culminal - non-ionic cellulose ether.

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