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Glass colored prints

From: Niccolo Caldararo <caldararo<-a>
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2005
Rachel Swift <rachswift [at] hotmail__com> writes

>...  The subject of my independent research project is the
>conservation of English reverse-glass prints. ...
>... I am referring to flat glass which has had a
>print adhered to one side, the paper removed leaving the ink and a
>thin layer of paper, and the image coloured with paint. ...

Your problem is a variation of type of reverse glass technique. I
published a treatment and follow-up to determine durability of
treatment for actual reverse glass and paintings on vitreous
surfaces. You will find it in Studies in Conservation, volume 42,
number 3, 1997:157-164. It contains some information on other
conservators' experiences with treatments and their durability,
especially that provided by Carol Aiken and an extensive
bibliography on the method of painting. I provide some background on
the evolution of the method of painting and of different kinds of
reverse glass structures like that you mention.

Niccolo Caldararo
Conservation Art Service

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:7
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 21, 2005
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Received on Sunday, 17 July, 2005

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