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Portrait of Ulrich, duke of Mecklenburg; half-length turned to the left his hands folded in front of him and wearing a hat with feathers in it, his coat of arms in the upper left corner. Second edition of a 1582 print. Woodcut and letterpress
- Height: 215 millimetres
- Width: 177 millimetres
- Height: 173 millimetres (Borderline)
- Width: 142 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered underneath the block: 15 E 87 / H.G.V.V.G
This is an unrecorded state dated 1587, of a print first issued in 1582.
German XVIc Mounted Roy
14 July 2010
Test ink and wash? Repair Mount. Stamp.
Unmounted. Overall discolouration. Surface dirt, quite ingrained at bottom right. Tears at top left corner, lower left and bottom right, the latter with a small loss. Diagonal creases across upper half, some quite weak. Skinning at both bottom corners. Wormhole at lower right. Inscriptions in black ink at bottom of recto. Collector's stamp in black ink at centre of verso.
Surface cleaned on verso and in margins and unprinted areas of recto using grated Staedtler plastic eraser (and slivers of eraser on parts of recto). Not washed due to possible use of iron gall ink for inscription. Tears repaired, loss and wormhole infilled and weak/creased areas supported where necessary using Japanese paper and wheat starch paste. Pressed locally. Infills retouched on recto using Winsor and Newton artist's watercolours (organic, inorganic pigments, gum arabic). Misted very lightly with tap water on upper part of verso (in creased area) and pressed gently between blotters and boards. Mounted into a Royal 3ply Heritage conservation board overthrow mount and V-hinged with japanese paper hinges and Culminal (non-ionic cellulose ether).
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Object reference number: PPA253522
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