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Sartorius


The Kill Acc No:1595
oil on canvas
880 x 1145 mm

Previous Condition: This painting showed evidence of an earlier conservation treatment where the varnish was removed and the canvas was lined. In this process the original tacking margins of the canvas were removed. Following this a thick layer of surface dirt accumulated and the original image could no longer be clearly seen.

Conservation treatment: The surface dirt and discoloured varnish were removed using a selected solvent. Some of the earlier retouchings were also removed. An isolating brush varnish was applied, small damages exposed in the varnish removal were retouched with reversible colours. A final varnish was then applied. The small damages to the frames were filled and coloured. The painting was then secured in the frame by the use of brass plates on the rear of the picture.

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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
Whole back, before treatment
Click the image for a view of: Detail of horses, riders and hounds, before treatment
Detail of horses, riders and hounds, before treatment
Click the image for a view of: Detail of horse and rider, before treatment
Detail of horse and rider, before treatment
Click the image for a view of: Detail of horses, riders, hounds and fox, before treatment
Detail of horses, riders, hounds and fox, before treatment
Click the image for a view of: Detail of homestead, before treatment
Detail of homestead, before treatment
Click the image for a view of: Detail of cleaning test, during varnish removal
Detail of cleaning test, during varnish removal
Click the image for a view of: Detail of sky, during varnish removal
Detail of sky, during varnish removal
Click the image for a view of: Detail of sky, central upper edge, during varnish removal
Detail of sky, central upper edge, during varnish removal
Click the image for a view of: Whole front, after treatment
Whole front, after treatment
Posted: 2003/12/09 (08:00:00 PM)

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