DetailsCode - RR005
Name of Artist - Henry J. Hooke
Title of work - Boat loading goods (in Danzig)
Date - Late 19th Century
Medium - Watercolour
Description of artwork - Magnificent watercolour by Henry J. Hooke, Boats loading god (in Danzig).
Unsigned on artwork, but signed HJ Hooke in pencil on mount board. The work is framed.
Size - Artwork - 465 x 312mm
Frame - 760 x 640 x 60mm
Frame - Contemporary wooden deep slope frame in special gold finish, with double archival off white mounts.
Condition - The work is in a very good condition.
Restoration work completed: The works were extremely acidic and discoloured, due to previous incorrect framing and backing. The pigmentation was extremely faded, and most of the work appeared brown. The works were deacidified and chemically cleaned to remove all discolourations and acidity. The paper was chemically treated to strengthen the fibres and enhance the pigmentation. This process restored the paper and the pigment back to its original, vibrant condition.