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Subject: Canvas


From: Francoise Hanssen-Bauer <fhb>
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2002
I`m working with an oil painting painted on an unusual canvas in
which the warp consists of regular linen threads, while the weft
seems to consist of paper in the form of twined paper strips. The
paper threads are brown, and quite weak and brittle, which has
caused the canvas to tear in several places. The canvas is deformed
around the tears, and the edges of the tears are overlapping.

The painting in question is not dated, but appears to be painted
during the first half of the 20th century. The artist is probably

Finding any information on similar canvases has proved difficult. I
would be grateful for any information, regarding both
background/production and treatment of this kind of canvases.

Ingrid Grytdal Eilertsen and
Francoise Hanssen-Bauer
Postboks 8157 Dep.
N - 0033 Oslo
+47 22 99 38 34

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Received on Tuesday, 29 October, 2002

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