Irish Watercolour Sketch Found on Back of Sheet

November 25 2020

Image of Irish Watercolour Sketch Found on Back of Sheet

Picture: independent.ie

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

News from Ireland that an unfinished sketch has been found on the back of a watercolour by artist Samuel Brocas (1792-1843).

The small discovery was made by the National Library of Ireland when the work was being removed from its old mount. Experience has taught me that this tends to happen a lot. The photo above shows a conservator using a scalpel to remove the sheet. Works on paper conservators need nerves of steel, I'm convinced!

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