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Subject: Lining canvas

Lining canvas

From: Vera Rosalind Blok <vera_blok>
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2007
I have a question regarding lining a canvas with an elaborated
signature and text on the reverse of the original. The canvas is
severely damaged, and lining seems the only option to preserve the
painting. I am wondering if anyone could provide me with information
on lining while trying to keep the reverse as transparent as
possible. I know that for this purpose very thin, bleached canvas is
used with white wax, and I assume that relating refractive indices
do matter in this case. I prefer not to penetrate the original with
the adhesive. Does anyone have other suggestions?

Vera Blok
Paintings conservator


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