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Photo by Robert Clark

Routine cleaning

and what it can reveal

This early 19th century portrait, "Mr. Nicholas Salisbury, a Liverpool Merchant" by J. Allen, was brought in for what appeared to be a straightforward cleaning and varnishing. But the work led to the removal of copious overpaint added during a previous restoration – and a surprise. 

(Read a possible explanation for what might have happened.)

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Stablization

This copy of John George Brown's 1882 "Blowing Bubbles" by G. Victcosky was thought to be a total loss but was made whole again by the full structural treatment of the lining process.

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Another structural treatment

Craquelure, the lifting and cupping of the paint layer, was removed using the Dutch Method.

"Reclining Nude," unsigned oil on canvas

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Reversing prior work

Oxidized varnish and overpaint were removed on this 19th century painting.

Detail of William Garl Browne
(1823-1894). "Self Portrait as Child"

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Dealing with tears and discoloration

"The William B. Wood Ship," William P. Stubbs. oil on canvas, 1881

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Pulping and filling loss in paper

Pulp was created to match the existing paper color on this 1761 map of North America.

New Map of North America 1761

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