Posted by Noel Chiappa (188.8.131.52) on April 28, 2014 at 00:41:50:
In Reply to: Re: Need help identifying Ikkeisai Y posted by Lita Xú Líng Kelley on April 27, 2014 at 19:28:20:
"would you say that this print is worth the cost of a professional conservation and restoration process"
Not in my opinion, no. The value of this print is, in my opinion, less than $100 (based on what similar prints sell for at auction), and a professional conservation would cost more than that, and won't increase the value much.
"The print has a backing attached .. I wish to preserve this print to the best of my abilities ... I wish to have the backing removed"
It all depends on what kind of backing it is, and what kind of glue was used to attach it. _Iff_ it was Japanese rice starch glue, and it's older hand-made Japanese paper, it won't hurt it to leave it on. _Iff_ it's later acid-containing paper, leaving it on will harm it. A Japanese print expert can tell you what you're got if they see it in person.
"preserve it in the best manner to decrease degradation"
Don't put it on the wall; the colors will fade (more than they already have). See here:
for more on this.
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