Works on Paper Restoration: Fine Art Prints, Documents, Drawings, Photographs

 restoration and conservation, Leonardo Da Vinci example

Leonardo Da Vinci, (1452-1519) original drawing, restored and framed
 
 
Winslow Homer, restored watercolor by Oliver Brothers- the oldest art restoration firm in the United States
Winslow Homer (1836 –1910) , Adirondack Scene: Man in Boat
Watercolor on paper/  This incredible watercolor was restored, framed, delivered  by us.
It is protected with Tru Vue’s Optium Museum Acrylic.
 
 
 
Mary Cassatt,  Woman with Child, signed print,  before restoration   Mary Cassatt,  Women with child, signed print,  after restoration
Mary Cassatt, Woman with Child, signed print,
before and after restoration and with new frame
 

Oliver Brothers has restored many different types of works on paper: watercolors, lithographs, pastels, wood cuts, drawings,  etchings, serigraphs,  engravings, old maps, posters, fine art prints, letters, photographs and documents.

We provide museum quality professional conservation, stabilization and treatment for works on paper of Western or Asian origin.

 

Paper Restoration - St. George - Before    Paper Restoration - St. George - After

Albrecht Durer, St. George and the Dragon
woodcut, before and after restoration
 

Typically, damage to the works on paper occurs due to:

1. Changes in humidity and temperature- storing works on paper in basements, attics, or hanging them on the outside walls

2. Faulty framing: mat boards containing acid and lignin, use of adhesives, lack of spacers in between artwork and glass

3. Exposure to the light: sunlight or fluorescent light or any other intense light source

Examine your artworks and call us if you notice:

- Reddish-brown spots also known as “foxing”, caused by mold

- “mat-burn”, a darkening of the paper under the mat or at the bevel cut of the window mat, caused by bad quality or very old mat boards.

U.S. Library of Congress recommendation

Our Custom Framing department follows the matting and framing recommendations set by the United States Library of Congress.

  Mary Cassatt,  Bathing, signed print, after restoration

Mary Cassatt, Woman Bathing, signed print,
before and after restoration and with new frame
 

“To increase the life and enjoyment of your print or photograph and to save money in the future on conservation treatments, you should invest in appropriate preservation matting and framing. ” You can read entire an article here: Preservation Guidelines for Matting and Framing

 

 Works on paper restoration examples

 

Paper Restoration - World Series Ticket

 1951 World Series Ticket-New York Yankees vs. New York GiantsHand-signed by: Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio and Phil Rizzuto
 
 
 
 
Poster Restoration - Theatrophone Before   Poster Restoration - Theatrophone After
Antique French Theatrical Poster, before and after restoration
 
 
 
Paul Cezanne Lithograph - Before Restoration   Paul Cezanne Lithograph - After Restoration
Paul Cezanne, Lithograph, before and after restoration
 
 
 
Miro Lithograph Restoration - Before   Miro Lithograph After Restoration
Joan Miro, Lithograph, before and after restoration
 
 
 
Japanese Paper Relief Sculpture - After Cleaning   Japanese Paper Relief Sculpture - After Cleaning
Japanese paper relief sculptures after cleaning

 
 
World War II photo, restored and framed
 
 
John Singer Sargent Antique Document Restoration
John Singer Sargent, letter, drawing and lithograph
 
 
 Old documenr restoration example
Naturalization Document, restored and framed
 
 
Boston Harbour engraving after restoration treatment
Boston Harbor engraving restored

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