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Subject: Image on glass

Image on glass

From: John R. Gayer <john.gayer>
Date: Thursday, November 27, 2003
Sue Renault <sue.renault [at] nmgw__ac__uk> writes

>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. ...

It may also be a print that has been transferred to glass and then
painted. For more clues please check David Tremain's paper
"Reverse-Glass Prints: Their History, Technique, and Conservation",
published in Conservation of historic and artistic works on paper:
proceedings of a conference, Ottawa. October 3-7, 1988, Published
by CCI, 1994.

John R. Gayer


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