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'Complete record of the restoration of the 17th. c. painted frieze in the Upper Reading Room of the Old Bodleian Library, Oxford, [by] Helen Watson'

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MS. Eng. d. 3729

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This illustrated report includes short biographical information on the people depicted in the frieze together with references and detailed descriptions of their portraits and other ornaments as they were before the restoration work began. It records the degree and methods of the restoration that followed the rediscovery of the frieze in 1949. These were carried out under the direction of E. Clive Rouse. Helen Watson was one of his assistants.

Some pages were removed from the report by its author prior to its coming to the Library, as they were damaged by damp.

Dates

  • 1950-1955

Extent

55 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 3729, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. d. 3729

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6182

Overview

'Complete record of the restoration of the 17th. c. painted frieze in the Upper Reading Room of the Old Bodleian Library, Oxford, [by] Helen Watson'

Biographical / Historical

Helen Watson was an artist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by Helen Watson in June 2007.

Related Materials

This report complements E. Clive Rouse’s account, 'The repair of the painted frieze in the Picture Gallery' published in The Bodleian Library Record, vol. 3, no. 32 (1951).
Title
'Complete record of the restoration of the 17th. c. painted frieze in the Upper Reading Room of the Old Bodleian Library, Oxford, [by] Helen Watson'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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