JAIC 1979, Volume 18, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 119 to 126)
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JAIC 1979, Volume 18, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 119 to 126)

THE TREATMENT OF THREE PRINTS BY WHISTLER ON FINE JAPANESE TISSUE

Shelley Fletcher, & Judith Walsh


ABSTRACT—Three prints by Whistler on exceptionally fine Japanese tissues were removed from pulp-board mounts, treated with enzymes and dried using “friction drying.” The authors report, in detail, on the products and methods used in enzyme removal of the starch adhesive residues. They discuss their procedure for successful drying of troublesome Japanese tissues.

Article Sections:

1. Treatment
2. Enzyme Removal of Adhesive Residue
3. “Friction Drying” the Prints
a: Notes , References
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Copyright 1979 American Institute of Historic and Artistic Works