TITLE

canvas, hessian

PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
Artist's Illustrated Encyclopedia;2001, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "canvas, hessian" is presented. It refers to burlap made from either jute or hemp and used by artists as a painting support even though this material is less archival than linen or cotton.
ACCESSION #
36916172

 

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