Completed Cleaning Lower Half

Completed removal of overpaint and varnish from the bottom half of the painting. The central portion of the canvas appeared to be in excellent condition save for a few old tears while most of the damage appeared to be localized along the outermost edges of the painting. This may have been caused to prolonged exposure to moisture or even how the painting may have originally been displayed (e.g. in a large hall flanked by windows) (Pictured here: Maggie Bearden).