Conservation > Treatments> Stefano Della Bella, Death on a battlefield
The first stage in treatment of this print, following documenting its condition, was testing the solubility of the inks. This allows the conservator to choose a course of treatment to safely wash the print to remove stains. This print was mounted on a non-archival backing which was removed. Following the washing to reduce stains, the print was dried and flattened. Finally repairs to tears were made and the print was rehoused in a new archival mount.