Update: Restoration of our 18th Century Tiger Painting

Here comes an update of our restoration of a 18th century Nagasaki school tiger painting: After the removal of the old damaged mounting, the hanging scroll painting gets a new backing paper. This is the very first step of a process called 'urauchi' 裏打 (or "lining") in Japanese and in which basically three layers of backing papers are added for the stabilisation of the complete mounting. The first one is the most important and deploys comparison to the importance of our own skin. It is therefor called 'hada urauchi' (lit. "skin lining"). You can get a glimpse of the excellent painting here already from the backside... We are looking forward to see the final results of the remounting soon!

 

Image with kindly permission by Art Nomura