Leaf casting of an original Currier & Ives, The Snow Storm. Leaf casting can be arguably a simple process, but when casting to color match and to be blended smoothly to make a transition that is not noticeable, well is frankly, heart stopping. Even more so, when the casting is not needed for eye appeal alone, more importantly, to restore the loss of the publication line. Success vs failure which has potentially thousands of dollars in difference, then accuracy in Success is the only option. Especially, and more importantly, on rare lithographs like this one.
the image reflect the print on a leaf casting table, wet. The color tone difference visable, but when dry, the Same color.