What does ‘lining’ an oil painting mean and when is it needed?

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What is ‘lining’? Amongst the many interesting queries we receive from clients, there is one that attracts much curiosity; what does ‘lining a painting’ mean? When conservators discuss lining a painting, they are referencing the addition of a second canvas to a weakened original, to provide reinforcement and stability to an artwork. The practice of… Read more »