Technique and condition

A figure study, drawn in pencil, crayon and gouache on a thin white wove paper. The pencilled outline of the figure is shaded and modelled in crayon, and stands on a grey gouache painted base.

The smooth paper surface has creases and undulations caused by handling and previous poor mounting and framing. An assessment of the drawing on acquisition proposes treatment to remove discolouration to the paper, and creases and undulations in the support taken out to recover the smooth, flat surface texture.

Calvin Winner
November 1997