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This ferocious tiger was painted by Japanese artist Gan Ku around 1800. On this large hanging scroll, Ku has combined meticulous brushstrokes to depict the tiger, with looser strokes for the surging water and jagged rock. This painting has been painstakingly conserved in the Museum’s Hirayama Studio, where East Asian paintings are mounted using traditional scroll mounting techniques – swipe to see some pictures from the process.
Once detached from its mount, the painting was cleaned using water in a process called ‘capillary cleaning’, and support layers were added to protect the surface while old and degraded lining paper was removed. A new lining was then applied, first using ‘kozo’ paper, then ‘misu’ and ‘uda’ paper (all made from mulberry). The painting was given a new mount and backing, and finished in the hanging scroll format after three months of drying. Find out what it’s like working in the Studio in our blog post, link in bio.
The Hirayama Studio is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Collaborative Project for the Conservation of Japanese Paintings in the British Museum, working with the Association for Conservation of National Treasures of Japan, sponsored by the Sumitomo Foundation. The project, which allows complex treatments to be completed by experts, generously supports conservators and students, and gives vital training in traditional conservation methods.