JAIC 1980, Volume 19, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 96 to 102)
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JAIC 1980, Volume 19, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 96 to 102)

SPRAYED POLY (VINYL ACETATE) HEAT SEAL ADHESIVE LINING OF PEN AND IRON GALL INK DRAWINGS ON TRACING PAPER

Thea Jirat-Wasiutynski


ABSTRACT—Pen and iron gall ink tracings in deteriorated condition by the American painter Washington Allston (1779–1843) were lined with a nylon web prepared with a sprayed-on poly (vinyl acetate) film. The linings were heat-sealed to the tracings with a tacking iron, on a dry mounting press, or on a vacuum hot table. Another application, the lining of a fragile, double-sized Italian drawing in pen and iron gall ink, is also described.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. TREATMENT PROPOSAL
3. PRELIMINARY TREATMENT OF TRACINGS
4. PREPARATION FOR LINING
5. LINING PROCEDURE
6. RESULTS
7. ANOTHER APPLICATION
a: Notes
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