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    Monique Loudières; the principal dancer at the Ballet de l'Opéra, performing in 'Roméo et Juliette' at Opéra Bastille, Paris, 6 July. 1995 Graphite on Lana Royal paper

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    • 1995
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 379 millimetres
    • Width: 279 millimetres
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        Signed, dated and inscribed "Monique Loudières/ Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris/ 'Roméo et Juliette' / Opéra Bastille"
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    American Roy XXc

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    Treatment date

    27 April 2000

    Treatment proposal

    Lift, remove debris. Inlay, Mount.


    Hinged to mount T corners with gummed paper.

    Treatment details

    Lifted from mount by cutting hinge with a scalpel. Debris and adhesive removed with Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether) poultice and moist cotton wool swabs. Inlaid using Japanese paper strips and Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether) adhesive. Pressed.

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