View of Grenade, etching by Jonis Hoefnagel, 16th century
Propriétaire: Casa de los Tiros, Museo de la Ciudad de Granada, Grenade, Spain.
This etching from the 16th century is a view of the city of Grenade, Andalusia. The artist is Jonie Hoefnagel, descended from a famous Flemish family of miniaturist and printer. The engraving has been coloured with watercolours.
Condition : multiple folds, tears and losses because the paper is very brittle ; superficial dust and dirt ; no suitable storage package.
Treatment : mechanical cleaning with a soft brush, lining and infills with pre-tinted Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste ; phase box made to measure with permanent paper.