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  • Title (object)

    • Vaishnab
  • Description

    Engraving on sun mica. Numbered, titled, signed, dated by artist.

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  • Date

    • 1977
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 49 centimetres (un/mounted)
    • Width: 45.8 centimetres (un/mounted)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

        Sanat Kar 1977 (on engraving) Artist's Proof (engraving on sun mica) 4/10 'Vaishnab' Sanat Kar 1977 (on mount)
      • Inscription Comment

        Signed, dated (on engraving). Artist's proof, numbered, titled, signed, dated (on mount).
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    22 October 1997

    Treatment proposal

    To repair creases.


    Surface and ingrained dirt overall but particularly along edges. Creases at the top right corner.

    Treatment details

    The print was surface cleaned and the crease supported using Japanese paper. The print was pressed between blotting paper, boards and weights.

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