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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1908,0616.55

  • Description

    A group of four hens and a cockerel in a farmyard Black chalk, heightened with white, on grey paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1828-1894
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 345 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres (sight measurement)
  • Location

    French Roy XIXc

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    22 November 1995

    Treatment proposal

    Lift from mount. Remove verso debris. Inlay. Discuss mount with MRK.

    Condition

    Edged to solid mount with acetate sheet over recto. This has cockled and is resting on drawing in places. Two old repairs on verso.

    Treatment details

    Split mount and removed acetate sheet. Drawing lifted by undercutting with a scalpel. Debris removed by paring with a scalpel and using a poultice of Cellofas B3500 (sodium carboxymethyl cellulose). Adhesive residue removed with cotton wool swabs dampened with warm water. Repairs left in place. Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed. Inlaid to BM inlay paper with strips of Ino Shi Japanese tissue and Cellofas B3500 (sodium carboxymethyl cellulose) adhesive. Pressed.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1908

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired from Messrs Obach & Co in exchange for duplicates.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1908,0616.55


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