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painting / hanging scroll

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  • Description

    Hanging scroll. Portrait. Lu Huwang. Ink and colours on silk.

  • Date

    • 16thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1400 millimetres
    • Width: 840 millimetres
    • Height: 2550 millimetres (with mount)
    • Width: 930 millimetres (with mount)
  • Bibliography

    • Suzuki 1982 E15-118 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    21 July 2009

    Treatment proposal

    Remove backing paper in order to reinforce creased areas , apply new backing paper and previous original mount . at the surface of the painting readhere parts of lifting silk .


    The painting showed creases along the all surface . Areas of the painted silk were dangerously lifting. However mount was in good condition.

    Treatment details

    The wooden parts of the scroll were gently dry-removed from the mount. The painting was placed face down and lightly moistened. When humidity reached the layers of the backing paper, it was carefully removed with tweezers without touching the paper layers below (the cover silk also was maintained).

    The painting left to dry it was then reinforced with thin xuan paper strips along all the creased areas. These areas were pounded carefully with traditional brush.

    A new double layered crossed fibered xuan paper was lined as the final backing paper which surrounds again the hanging scroll structure and completes the mounting process.

    The hanging scroll was put to dry for 3 months after which the back surface was burnished with waxed river stone.

    Wooden parts were re adhered on top tiantou and bottom ditou of the mounting silk,

    Lacquered pommels at the lower extremities.

    The cord tied on the upper stave and a beautiful silk ribbon to lock the hanging scroll.

    The cord tied on the upper stave and a beautiful silk ribbon to lock the hanging scroll.

    The front of the painting was assessed and few lifting parts of the painted silk re adhered with insertion of gluten free wheat starch paste.

    Valentina Marabini assistant master mouter Qiu jin xian

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  • Additional IDs

    • Ch.Ptg.add.115 (Chinese Painting Additional Number)

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