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Herring, JR Senior


TITLE: Three friends
DATE: 1688

TREATMENT CARRIED OUT

  • Removal of the surface dirt.
  • Removal of the discoloured varnish layer.
  • Application of an isolating varnish.
  • Retouched localized losses.
  • Applied a final varnish.
  • Cleaned the frame and retouched localized losses.
  • Re-secured in frame.

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Click the image for a view of: Whole front before treatment
Whole front before treatment
Click the image for a view of: Whole back before treatment. Showing the wax patch and one key missing. This also shows the work was previously cleaned due to the pattern of staining on the back.
Whole back before treatment. Showing the wax patch and one key missing. This also shows the work was previously cleaned due to the pattern of staining on the back.
Click the image for a view of: Inscription along the top
Inscription along the top
Click the image for a view of: Micrograph x 6.4, showing the discoloured varnish in the area below the eye
Micrograph x 6.4, showing the discoloured varnish in the area below the eye
Click the image for a view of: Micrograph x 6.4, showing the discoloured varnish in mouth
Micrograph x 6.4, showing the discoloured varnish in mouth
Click the image for a view of: Detail in Ultra-violet light showing the overpaint in areas. This shows localized overpaint in the darker areas, as well as the natural resin varnish which is unevening applied over the surfuce.
Detail in Ultra-violet light showing the overpaint in areas. This shows localized overpaint in the darker areas, as well as the natural resin varnish which is unevening applied over the surfuce.
Click the image for a view of: Details during varnish removal
Details during varnish removal
Posted: 2017/12/01 (07:30:00 AM)

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