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Conservation of racing cars poster. A lithograph by Spanish painter Cidón, dated 1922 | Rita Udina. Paper & Book conservation
Conservation of racing cars poster A lithograph by Spanish painter Cidón, dated 1922
Owner: Private collection Vergès-Fontanals.
Object: Lithographic print, a poster of the 2nd edition of the car race “Armangué Trophy”, organized by the Royal Motorcycle Club of Catalonia.
Author: Drawing by the Spanish painter Francisco de Cidón Navarro (Valencia, 1871 – Zaragoza, 1943). Printer and lithographer: J. Ortega (Valencia, Spain), the paradigmatic printing factory form Valencia, operating between 1871 and 2008.
Damages: Silver fish losses (lepisma saccharina), folds, dirt.
Conservation treatment: Wet cleaning, flattening, consolidation of losses (infilling) and inpaintig (retouch).
Conservators: Ana Tourais, Rita Udina.
Other links: Read the POST of this project if you want to see the inpainting process (and also see video below, rewind to see it from the beginning).