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Illustration by N.C. Wyeth

Late 18th-early 19th century. India ink on illustration board

The brown paper tape was cut along the edges of the illustration board to release it from the acidic window mat.  Carefully surface cleaned as needed to reduce grime and mechanically reduced accretions.  Washed the drawing and completed some solar bleaching to reduce discoloration and matburn.

PaperDawn Heller