1 April 2003
Reason for treatment
Lift. Remove debris/adhesive. Repair. Inlay. Mount overthrow. Stamp.
Guarded to solid mount. Slight cockling. Raised area around edges over guards. Upper third lined with thin cloth on verso. Old fold lines across centre and upper half. Tears, skinning and very small losses around edges with several old repairs. One tear misaligned. Small spot of white paper debris at top of recto.
Lifted from mount by slitting guards with a scalpel. Debris, adhesive and, where necessary old repairs, removed from edges of verso by applying a poultice of Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether), scraping with a Teflon spatula and swabbing with cotton wool moistened with tap water. Paper debris removed from recto with a scalpel. Tears repaired, skinned areas supported and losses infilled using Japanese paper and wheat starch paste. (Misaligned tear repositioned.) Infills retouched on recto using Winsor and Newton artist's watercolours (organic,inorganic pigments,gum arabic). Humidified over capillary matting and Gore-Tex in a chamber. Pressed.