SPRAYED POLY (VINYL ACETATE) HEAT SEAL ADHESIVE LINING OF PEN AND IRON GALL INK DRAWINGS ON TRACING PAPER
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.
2. TREATMENT PROPOSAL
3. PRELIMINARY TREATMENT OF TRACINGS
4. PREPARATION FOR LINING
5. LINING PROCEDURE
7. ANOTHER APPLICATION