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Technique and condition
A graphite pencil drawing on a medium-weight, white laid paper. The work is in good condition with surface dirt and general discolouration. The support has been inlaid very tightly onto a one-ply board, which has then been attached into a secondary mount. The previous inlay method has induced a heavy indentation down the left recto edge of the primary support.
On acquisition the drawing was removed from its secondary mount and inlay, cleaned to reduce surface dirt, then pressed and re-inlaid. It was mounted onto white museum board.