Removal of Glue Residue

Overpaint continued to be removed from the edges of the painting, uncovering previous restoration attempts and damaged areas.

Before Removal of Glue Residue

Brown-grey residues from an unoriginal glue coating were found on the surface of the painting in the bottom right corner once the thick overpaint and varnish had been removed.

Before IMAGE

After Removal of Glue Residue

The residues were successfully reduced using an aqueous emulsion (containing both water and solvent) revealing the original peachy tones of the woman's flesh.