BOOKCONSERVE

​​SONJA K. JORDAN-MOWERY

Japanese woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada was inappropriately mounted with adhesive and had water stains at center and toward bottom.  Item was safely removed from mounting and all stains reduced

Twentieth century painting on pith. Technically not paper, pith has a honeycomb cell structure which allows depth of penetration of colors creating a velvety quality to the artwork.  This cell structure easily breaks and tears.  Item was lined with Japanese paper for additional support and fragments were reattached to the new support.  

BEFORE
AFTER

Pastel on Arches paper. Coffee and rust stains were removed and minor inpainting with pastels were used to transition to surrounding background. 


BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Andy Warhol's 1964 lithograph of Elizabeth Taylor.  Stains along the face and discoloration due to paper acidity were removed.