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George Morland


Title: Full Cry
Acc. No.: 1629

TREATMENT CARRIED OUT

  • Photographic records were taken and these were maintained throughout treatment.
  • Tests were carried out to remove the surface dirt. After the appropriate reagent was found, cleaning proceeded safely and effectively. Cleaning proceeded using a swab stick.
  • Following tests including a safety margin-cleaning test, an organic solvent was found to remove the discoloured varnish layer safely and effectively. Cleaning proceeded using a swab stick.
  • Dirt was removed from between the canvas and the stretcher bar and the back of the canvas was cleaned.
  • An isolating brush conservation varnish was applied. Losses were retouched and a final conservation varnish was applied.
  • The frame was cleaned; both front and back, losses filled, missing moldings remade, gilded and patinated. The rebate was lined with felt and the painting secured in the 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 front, during cleaning
Whole front, during cleaning
Click the image for a view of: Whole back
Whole back
Click the image for a view of: Inscription on frame
Inscription on frame
Click the image for a view of: After treatment
After treatment
Posted: 2012/12/03 (05:00:00 AM)

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