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J.F. Herring


Title: Full Cry
Acc. No.: 1661/4

TREATMENT CARRIED OUT

  • Photographic records were taken and these were maintained throughout the 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.
  • Tests followed, including a safety margin-cleaning test, and solubility parameter tests. A series of solvent mixtures, having decreasing dispersion forces (fd), were tested to establish the solubility parameter of the varnish. Tests were carried out in the sky area. A mixture of organic solvent was found to remove the discoloured varnish layer safely and effectively. Cleaning proceeded using a swab stick.
  • 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 and adhered.
  • The painting was secured in the frame.

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Click the image for a view of: Before treatment
Before treatment
Click the image for a view of: Inscription on frame
Inscription on frame
Click the image for a view of: Whole back
Whole back
Click the image for a view of: Inscription in pencil on the bottom of the frame
Inscription in pencil on the bottom of the frame
Click the image for a view of: Detail showing the thin paint layer where the peaks of the canvas can be seen through 
the black horse
Detail showing the thin paint layer where the peaks of the canvas can be seen through the black horse
Click the image for a view of: Detail showing the age crack pattern
Detail showing the age crack pattern
Click the image for a view of: Detail showing the yellowed uneven varnish
Detail showing the yellowed uneven varnish
Click the image for a view of: After treatment
After treatment
Posted: 2012/12/03 (05:00:00 AM)

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