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Subject: Image on glass

Image on glass

From: Sue Renault <sue.renault>
Date: Friday, November 14, 2003
A member of the public has brought in a picture that they are sure
is a photograph but which is heavily pigmented.  It is a picture of
the owner's grandfather, aged about two, believed to have been
produced around 1900.  It appears to be oil painting on white glass.
The image is beginning to flake.  On the reverse is the remnant of a
discoloured, brittle film, the centre of which has completely
flaked.  The owner would like to frame the photograph and requires
conservation advice.  If anyone has experience of dealing with like
material could they please contact me since I have not come across
anything similar in our collections.  I have some digital images
although the item is currently with the owner.

Sue Renault
Social History Conservator
Museum of Welsh Life
St. Fagans
Cardiff CF5 6XB
+44 29 2057 3453
Fax: +44 29 2057 3490


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