Laid paper on a cardboard backing; black printing ink; watercolor in red, blue, green, tan.
Published in 1795, 18.375"x15.1875"
Condition: Paper and backing discolored, brittle; water damage in UR and UL corners accompanied by a powdery deposit; foxing; small holes along left margin from previous binding; possible silverfish damage; mild surface dirt, small dent in UL corner; watercolor faded; red is lead-based and showing cracking.
Soak backing in distilled water & remove mechanically
Blotter wash in distilled water w/ a reservoir
Blotter wash w/ 1.5% peroxide
|Backing - Very Acidic|
|Dirt Pouring Out|
|Dirty Water, Round 2|
Solubility testing of pigments