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Portrait of Ybsal Singh Rahlo

Portrait of Yabal Singh Rahlo

Portrait of Ybsal Singh Rahlo


Portrait of Ybsal Singh Rahlo

Opaque Watercolor, Gold 


Gift of Dr. Alvin O. Bellak 

Current Condition of Artwork:

Pressure sensitive tape and glassine tape spots on verso. Adhesive residue with attachments. Random minor accretions. Abrasion/skinning along support edges. Minor surface grime. Delamination along edges. Creases/folds along right edge and bottom left corner. Moderate paint losses to blue sky. Blue sky has sugary texture. Extensive cracking in green foreground and in all gold motifs. Discoloration in lower right corner of verso but not evident on recto. Discrete areas of active flaking. Accretions in the right corner of the background.

Conservation Treatment Proposed:

  • Consolidate flaking paint.
  • Reduce pressure sensitive tape and adhesive mechanically.
  • Reduce accretions in right corner.
  • Readhere delaminating support layers and reinforce creases as necessary.

Estimated Cost of Treatment:      $500.00