Technique and condition

A pencil drawing on cream wove cartridge paper. Two sheets of paper have been fixed together forming a vertical join along the centre. The adhesive used to attach the sheets has visibly discoloured. The reverse of the support has been lined with Japanese paper and then attached to a backboard with paper tape hinges.

The image is in pencil. The artist's initials and date are inscribed in the lower right corner.

On acquisition the drawing was removed from its backboard and the paper tape hinges removed. It was float mounted onto conservation board and fitted into a simple L-section frame.

Jo Crook