Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/02/15

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Painting Question
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sun Feb 15 11:13:12 2009

I know there are a lot of photographers out there that are knowledgeable of 
the art world.  I have a question about the painting depicted in the 
attached link.

This painting was given to my Mother many years ago by an elderly aunt who 
lived in central Kentucky.  I have always assumed that it was painted by a 
local artist, but had no luck tracing the source.  When it came into my 
hands about twenty years ago, the frame was in need of refinishing, so I 
disassembled the painting to work on the frame.  What I discovered was that 
the canvas was wrapped around and glued to a sheet of glass.  At some point, 
the glass had been severely cracked.  I carefully assembled all of the glass 
pieces and taped up the glass to hold it all together.

My question is this:  Is this a common practice, backing up canvas with 
glass?  I have never encountered it before.

The painting is shown here:

Comments and answers welcomed.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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