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Jane C. Webb Loudon (August 19, 1807 – July 13, 1858). In 1827, seventeen-year-old Jane Webb was adjusting to life after the death of her father. She stated that, “on the winding up of his affairs that it would be necessary to do something for my support.”[i] She chose a rather creative solution to her financial challenges; she wrote a science fiction...
In the series called “The ABCs of the Corcoran Artist Files” the American Art and Portrait Gallery (AA/PG) Library will explore artists through the materials from the recent Corcoran Vertical File Collection donation by featuring artists whose surnames begin with that letter. This time we are looking at the artists whose last names start with H. This...
A few months ago I wrote a detailed blog post on the treatment of the tissue paper overlays in Principles of Beauty Relative to the Human Head. The following blog post will detail the remaining treatment for this book. Principles came to the Book Conservation Lab in relatively the same poor shape as the overlays. The board, or cover, attachment had...