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Subject: Paintings on asbestos millboard

Paintings on asbestos millboard

From: Norman E. Muller <nmuller<-a>
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Princeton University Art Museum has three oil paintings on
asbestos millboard by James E. Davis (1901-1974) who taught art
classes at Princeton University for many years.  All three paintings
were executed between 1938 and 1944.  The artist inscribed the words
"millboard" and "asbestos" on the reverse, along with the title of
the work, date, and his name.  We are trying to determine if other
museums have paintings on asbestos millboard by this artist or by
any other one, and how they have handled such dangerous material.
The supports seem solid enough, but are fraying slightly along the

Norman Muller

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:41
                  Distributed: Friday, April 25, 2014
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Received on Thursday, 24 April, 2014

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