Photo by Robert Clark
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.
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.
Another structural treatment
Craquelure, the lifting and cupping of the paint layer, was removed using the Dutch Method.
"Reclining Nude," unsigned oil on canvas
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"
Dealing with tears and discoloration
"The William B. Wood Ship," William P. Stubbs. oil on canvas, 1881
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