"Some Currier's are hurt in the making of this blog!"
I spent some time removing the ink and water coloring through mechanical abrasion. This piece came to me torn in half through an auction listing that came with several other Currier's. I try and keep original paper on hand just for this purpose in casting.
Kind of sad to see such a beautiful image go, lost but will not be forgotten.
Now that that was completed, I have been gassing the paper to lighten it for use. So when complete the paper will be white and pH neutralized.
Will be casting in the next couple of days