JAIC 1998, Volume 37, Number 3, Article 2 (pp. 272 to 281)
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JAIC 1998, Volume 37, Number 3, Article 2 (pp. 272 to 281)

THE TREATMENT OF AN ODILON REDON CHINE COLLÉ LITHOGRAPH, L'ART CELESTE

CAROLYN MURPHY



NOTES

1. Friction drying was undertaken with the grain of the friction-drying papers across the grain of the object papers. The author thought that this procedure might encourage alteration in the size and shape of the paper sheets. Subsequent testing suggests that crossing the grain of the friction-drying papers to the grain of the object paper makes no difference to the stretching effect of the friction-drying process. In fact, for the mock-ups prepared, the alteration in the size of the sheets caused by friction-drying was exactly the same when the friction-drying papers were across, or with, the grain of the object. In both cases the sheet size increased by 1–2 mm with the grain, and 4–5 mm across the grain. Only one type of paper was tested. Tests were not undertaken to determine the effect of having one friction drying paper across the grain, and one with the grain, of the object paper.



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SOURCES OF SUPPLIES

Klucel G (hydroxy propyl cellulose)

Hercules Incorporated, 500 Hercules Rd., Research Center, Building 8145, Wilmington, DE 19808


AUTHOR INFORMATION

CAROLYN MURPHY graduated from the conservation program at the University of Canberra, Australia, in 1995. She worked in private practice for one year before undertaking a Getty Fellowship at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1996–97. Currently she is the conservator (works on paper) at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia. Address: Queensland Art Gallery, P.O. Box 3686, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia


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