The artist drawing from the model; female nude seen from behind to right in studio, background heavily worked; unfinished plate. c.1639 Etching, drypoint and burin
- 1639 (circa)
- Height: 232 millimetres
- Width: 185 millimetres
For comment see 1895,1214.111.
D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy
1992 Mar-May, London, National Gallery, 'Rembrandt'
2009 Sep-Dec, Warwickshire, Compton Verney, The Artist's Studio
2010 Feb-May, Norwich, Sainsbury Centre Visual Arts, The Artist's Studio
2012 May-Sep, BM, Picasso Prints: The Vollard Suite, ex. cat.
17 April 2012
Reason for treatment
Lift from mounts. Remove verso debris. Support tears/repair where necessary. Inlay. To be beta-radiographed if there is watermark.
Guarded to solid mount. Slight skinning on verso corners.
Lifted by slitting guards with a scalpel. Debris removed using a poultice of Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether). Adhesive residue removed with cotton wool swabs dampened with warm water. Weak areas supported with Tengujo Japanese tissue and Abra starch (wheat starch) adhesive. Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed under glass. Inlaid into BM inlay paper using strips of Tengujo Japanese tissue and Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether) adhesive. Pressed.Object mounted into a Royal overthrow of 3ply Heritage Conservation Board and hinged in using archival framing tape adhered with water.
Prints & Drawings
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Object reference number: PPA40803
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