The second or backside of any work on paper, or canvas. Artists at times may create sketches or even complete paintings on the reverse side of a work, making it a double-sided painting. Verso is the opposite term to the word Recto. A title or signature may be inscribed ???on verso??? on a piece, or on the stretchers on the reverse side of a work. ???Verso inscription??? refers to information on the back of a painting, either on the canvas, the stretcher bars, or on the frame. Multiple-line verso inscriptions are common, as are stamps and other marks, especially on the frame. Source: Artlex.com; International Federation of Libraries website; Webster???s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary; and website of glass artist Dave Archer. (LPD)<br><br>The second or back side of any work on paper. May also be the left-hand page of a book. The opposite of recto. The front and rear sides of other two-sided objects, such as coins, medals, or panels which have a painting on each side are more often referred to as obverse and reverse.