Technique and condition

A double-sided drawing on buff-coloured handmade laid paper. On the recto is a black and white drawing with pencil under-drawing, charcoal overdrawing and pastel highlights. On the verso is a pencil drawing. The support has suffered some distortion, mainly creasing through handling. Damage to the surface has been caused by the removal of a previous mount, causing skinning and adhesive staining around the edges of the recto. Surface dirt is apparent on both sides.

On acquisition the work was removed from its mount and the surface dry-cleaned to reduce surface dirt. It was then inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Lisa Psarianos
January 1998