19th Century American, Unknown Artist

Before Treatment

Before Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment

Treatment Detail:


Repaired the complex tear in the canvas in the central bottom.  Cleaned the painting aqueously, and removed discolored surface varnish.  Returned the painting to its original size (size was previously reduced).  Attached painting to a new expansion bolt stretcher. 


•Consolidated flaking and insecure paint with removable adhesive.

•Removed the painting from its stretcher, and expanded tacking margins to original dimensions.

•Relaxed planar deformations.

•Repaired tears locally.

•Edge lined to facilitate re-stretching.

•Attached the painting to a custom-made, expansion bolt stretcher.

•Filled paint losses.

•Inpainted losses with conservation colors.

•Applied low molecular weight varnish with ultraviolet light stabilizers, by brush.

•Provided the client with examination and treatment reports, as well as before, during and after treatment photography.

Detail Before

Reverse Detail Before

Reverse Before

Detail After

Reverse Detail After

Reverse After

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