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Subject: Audubon glazes

Audubon glazes

From: Ramona Duncan-Huse <rduncan>
Date: Monday, February 7, 2000
I am interested in knowing about the use of glazes by John J.
Audubon in his printed series The Birds of America.  The literature
I have seen does not specifically indicate whether glazes were used
for each subscription set. I am attempting to determine whether a
set I am examining either never had glazes or if glazes that were
applied might have been disturbed by previous treatment.  A slide at
the recent Broad Spectrum conference clearly showed the pattern of a
glaze on plate 49 Ruby Throated Hummingbird; the set in our lab,
with only one previous owner, does not exhibit the glaze.  Thanks
for any info sent my way.

Ramona Duncan-Huse
Head of Conservation
Indiana Historical Society
450 W. Ohio Street
Indianapolis IN 46202

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:43
                Distributed: Wednesday, February 9, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-43-008
Received on Monday, 7 February, 2000

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