One of the four seen out of the frame, but all appear to have similar problems. All taken off old stretcher and laid on a modern wooden board. Stained from previous mounts. Various damage at the edges. One has a vertical tear, repaired with stitches. Surface dirt and a few small scattered holes. The parchment of one is also buckled. The colour appears to be somewhat faded. All sold in modern decorative painted wooden frames. The parchment panels themselves 21.5cm high, 28cm. wide
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