Ok so as you know I’ve been here, doing an internship in paper conservation. At least that is what I have told you… But you have no actual proof I’ve been doing that. Aside from my word, which is pretty strong, but I figure I can give you a little bit more than that.
I don’t actually know the name of the piece. I’ve been calling this one “Carl Bloch- Ships”
Ok, so this is the before. It really isn’t in the best of shape right now, it is very acidic and doesn’t look as magnificent as it really should.
So that is where I come in… and well, here it is!
Notice, I did not use a filter. The nasty tape edges are gone, and there is no staining in the areas I pointed out before.
Ok, onto a different problem child. Saint Jerome.
This piece was a nightmare, it blistered the moment I placed it into a 3% Peroxide solution, but the results were so good I had to keep going. I will have some intermediary pictures eventually. Maybe when I get to place where the internet isn’t so dang expensive.
Anyways, here is the before.
Ok cool. Another nasty piece of art (not the art itself, the paper… When I get to Goya I’ll call that one nasty. Meaning all of it.) but I can do better than this. This is not even pretty yet.
So here is a prettier version.
So yeah here you go. Some before and after. These were the first two pieces of the 9 I have… More to follow someday.
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