JAIC 1981, Volume 20, Number 2, Article 7 (pp. 91 to 99)
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JAIC 1981, Volume 20, Number 2, Article 7 (pp. 91 to 99)

THE IN-SITU CONSERVATION TREATMENT OF A NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH SCENIC WALLPAPER: LES PAYSAGES DE TÉLÉMAQUE DANS L'ILE DE CALYPSO

Doris A. Hamburg


ABSTRACT—A conservation project to preserve the Dufour French scenic wallpaper Les Paysages de Télémaque dans l'île de Calypso was undertaken in situ at the Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson's home near Nashville, Tennessee. Historical background to the early nineteenth-century wallpaper is given, as well as an explanation of the treatment undertaken to clean, consolidate pigments and paper supports, and inpaint the deteriorated wallpaper. Stabilization of the environmental conditions was effected in coordination with the wallpaper treatment.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. LES PAYSAGES DE TÉLÉMAQUE
3. HISTORY OF PRESERVATION
4. CONDITION
5. TREATMENT
6. FUTURE PRESERVATION
7. CONCLUSION
a: References
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