Joshua Cristall [title not known] date not known

Artwork details

Joshua Cristall 1767 or 8–1847
[title not known]
Date Date not known
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper, Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 111 x 175 mm
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
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Technique and condition

This watercolour over pencil study has been executed on cream, laid paper. It is in fair condition but suffers from adhesive residues on the verso and matt burn marks around the edges of the support.

On acquisition the work was locally cleaned and adhesive residues removed from the verso. The work was inlaid into 'Zerkall' 150gsm toned wove paper, with lens tissue tabs and methyl-cellulose. It was pressed prior to being mounted into a 'Dull white' museum board.

Pip Hunt
January 2000

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