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Scribners Magazine Cover August Fiction Number

Wilfred J. Jones

Scribners Magazine Cover August Fiction Number, c. 1916

Gouache on Paper


Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Jones Greenhall (Artist's Daughter)

Wilfred Jones was a 20th century Philadelphia painter and drawer. Jones was a regular contributor to Scribner’s Magazine, producing numerous cover images for them. His cover images are marked by bold colors, thick outlining, and two dimensional shapes. 

Current Condition of the Artwork: 

The acidic illustration board is moderately deteriorated and brittle. There is a loss to the bottom right corner, a “crunched” top right corner and a small loss to the bottom corner. Liquid staining throughout media, some results from the original application of paint and some small splatters appear to be later damage. 

Conservation Treatment Proposed: 

  • The artwork will remain fragile and should be stored on a board support and handled with care. Media staining is not significantly visually disruptive and does not require attention.
  • Clean surface and remove accretions.
  • Remove tape/mending.
  • Mend/reinforce.
  • All materials used will be appropriate and conservation quality. All work will adhere to the highest standards of the field.

Estimated Cost of Treatment:  $400.00