Continued with Consolidation and Cleaning of Upper Section

Continued with overpaint/varnish removal throughout top half of painting as well as consolidation of flaking/insecure paint (Pictured here: Maggie Bearden.

Background Group of Soldiers

During varnish removal, beautiful details were revealed in King Saul's face as well as the vibrant red of his cloak.

Woman with Flowers

This area suffered from significant degrees of blanching in the varnish and darkened overpaint. During varnish removal, many of the original details were successfully recovered, including the braid that was obscured beneath the degraded varnish and the delicate details throughout the face.