Just completed poster restoration and linen backing on this lovely original Australia Daybill for the classic movie Gilda (1946).
This lovely stone lithograph had previously been restored using tape, bits of paper and then colored in. Badly!
So, the first thing I needed to do is remove all the old work (from the front AND the back) and after some time I had indeed successfully removed all the (somewhat) amateurish work.
Now she was ready for some restoration work and first I linen backed her and then the next focus first was to fix the border and replace the missing interior paper.
Stone Lithograph fill in work remain my favorite thing to do.
And finally here is the completed project:
Gilda (1946) – Australian Daybill
Restoration including, washing, exact-in painting, paper replacement, tape removal and linen backing.