Illustration board

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MFA Acc. #: 1989.695

Description

A thin, but sturdy, cardboard sheet with drawing or watercolor paper laminated on one or both sides. Two-sided illustration boards have better dimensional stability than one-sided boards. Illustration boards are not suitable for permanent works of art (Mayer 1969).

Additional Information

R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998

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