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Extremely small brushes are used to carefully mix and apply the reversible, stable conservation paints to areas of loss and abrasion.
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Date: 2015-08-22
Completed Inpainting process and applied final varnish coat to the painting's surface. A backingboard was adhered to the reverse of the painting for preventive measures.
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Date: 2015-09-01
Date: 2015-09-02
Finishing touches were made to remaining losses and abrasion throughout the painting.<br/><br/>(Pictured Here: Project leader Kristin deGhetaldi)
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Date: 2015-09-07
A foamcore backingboard was prepared and attached to the verso of the painting for preventive and protective measures. The bottom corners were padded out to provide additional support to this particular area of the canvas.<br/><br/>(Pictured Here: Project interns Katie Rovito and Claire Burns)
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Date: 2015-09-15
A final protective layer of saturating varnish was applied to the surface. Today conservators use reversible, synthetic varnishes that will not discolor or darken with age. (Pictured here: Project leader Kristin deGhetaldi)
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Date: 2015-09-23
Date: 2015-09-24