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Subject: Zig Zag canvas extensions

Zig Zag canvas extensions

From: Katya Belaia <katyabelaia<-at->
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
I am undertaking a technical investigation of a painting which has
canvas additions top and bottom joined in a zig-zag. The canvases
are not stitched together but adhered onto the lining canvas which
serves to hold the original and the additional canvases adjacent to
each other. Along the top section of the painting, the original
canvas has been cut in a zig-zag fashion, each zig-zag measuring
roughly 3 cm wide, and an additional strip of canvas, also cut in a
zig-zag fashion, has been added at the top. Both canvases align
perfectly. Has anyone ever seen this method?

Katya Belaia
Easel Paintings Conservation student
Conservation and Technology Department
Courtauld Institute of Art, London

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:20
                 Distributed: Sunday, December 6, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-23-20-015
Received on Thursday, 3 December, 2009

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