the vertical left hand stroke at the start of the cartouche??
Interestingly the available hard photographic evidence suggests that the contentious cartouch oval/frame was painted AFTER the "reed" in a continuous single stroke
I feel that the contentious cartouche painting order was..
REED.. KH.. WOO.. F.. WOO.. OVAL..
(oval painted anticlockwise bottom right to bottom left. as viewed in situ)
There is no evidence of a pause or halt at the reed juncture. indeed the photographs indicate a clear, unstopping stroke that overlaps and is on top of the reed stroke.
Post Edited (07-Sep-14 19:10)