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John Cordrey


(1765-1825)
Horse, Trap and Groom on a country road Oil on canvas adhered to board
44 x 61 cm
Acc. No: 1753

Condition: This painting was covered with a layer of surface dirt and discoloured, yellow varnish. Extensive retouchings were visible in the sky area. These appeared both darker and thicker than the surrounding original paint layer. The canvas had been attached to a stretcher, indicated by the type of age crack patterns that were present. In a later restoration treatment the canvas has been pasted on to masonite board. The adhesive had not aged nor embrittled but was still quite strong. Prior to adhesion the tacking margins had been removed.

Treatment: The removal of surface dirt, yellowed varnish and discoloured retouchings were removed carefully following solvent and reagent tests and safety margin cleaning tests. A conservation brush varnish was applied and finally the small damages were retouched using restoration colours. This treatment was carried out in 2000.

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Click the image for a view of: Whole front, normal light, before treatment
Whole front, normal light, before treatment
Click the image for a view of: Whole front, normal light, during treatment
Whole front, normal light, during treatment
Click the image for a view of: After treatment
After treatment
Posted: 2004/12/21 (08:00:00 AM)

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