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Subject: Paintings mounted on glass

Paintings mounted on glass

From: Shamil Salah <suksu>
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 1996
A client of mine recently purchased two oil paintings dated 1809,
executed on linen which at some time were mounted face up onto
glass. In other words the face of the painting is adhered to the
glass. It almost appears as if the painting was painted onto the
glass but upon close examination one can determine that the mounting
was done at a later date. The client wants to remove the glass from
the painting and mount the paintings onto a stretcher or panel. I
would like to know if anyone has come across the same problem and
how they approached the situation.

Shamil Salah

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:59
                 Distributed: Monday, December 30, 1996
                       Message Id: cdl-10-59-008
Received on Wednesday, 18 December, 1996

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