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Subject: Rouault


From: Marla Curtis <mcurtis>
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2000
At The Phillips Collection we have a small group of Rouault
paintings and works on paper.  I am studying Rouault's technique of
painting with oil on paper mounted to canvas.  The pictures of this
type found in The Phillips Collection appear to have been mounted
onto canvas after Rouault painted them.  They all have a brown paper
tape that covers the edge of the paper and folds over onto the back
of the stretcher.  Has anyone treated or studied Rouault pictures of
this type?  If so, what exactly was the structure of the composite
layers forming the support (ie., two layers of paper attached to a
canvas support, one layer of paper attached to a loose-weave fabric
and then mounted to a canvas support, or another combination of
layered supports)?  Does the mounting appear to have been done after
the paper was painted?  Does anyone know if Rouault worked with a
mounter for these works?  If paper tape is present around the
perimeter of the painting, does any paint overlap the edges of the
tape?  Any information regarding Rouault's working methods would be

Also, does anyone know whether there is a French lists for
conservators and/or members of related fields?

Marla N. Curtis
Conservation Fellow
The Phillips Collection
1600 21st St., NW
Washington, DC  20009
202-387-2151 x252

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:27
                 Distributed: Friday, November 10, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-27-008
Received on Wednesday, 8 November, 2000

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