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  • How to label the back side of an oil painting on canvasApproveRejectUn-ApproveSubscribeUn-Unsubscribe
    Question asked 2019-12-11 23:35:33 ... Most recent comment 2019-12-16 00:40:31
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    ​Forgive me if this is answered elsewhere, but I'm looking for the best practices on labeling the back side of a painting on canvas on strainers. I'd like to include a professional description of the date, materials, and name/authentication of the work, etc. I've mostly only seen artists doing this in the past on panel by attaching a label, as in J. ALbers, but have heard adhering anything to the back of the piece will eventually disrupt the front tension- similar concerns about writing directly on the piece, and furthermore only labeling the stretchers seems to miss the mark. Perhaps on a dust cover, but this seems impractical on a larger piece... Any industry standards?

    Many thanks,

    T

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  • EditDeleteModerator Answer

    Check page 12 of this document, and see if it answers your question: https://www.artcons.udel.edu/mitra/Documents/MITRA_Storage_Exh_Handling.pdf

    Matthew Kinsey, Utrecht Art Supplies
    2019-12-13 00:02:15
  • ApproveRejectUn-ApproveUser Comment

    ​Thanks for the direction Matthew! 

    Best, T

    2019-12-16 00:40:31

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