This painting came in with extensive ash and soot residue, the result of a fire, which proved to be more challenging due to the subject matter, a winter scene. Miller Fenwood treated it with a three-part cleaner, utilizing restorer’s chemistry.
The original canvas had several holes in it. Miller Fenwood re-lined the canvas with new Belgium linen. Conservation was finished with satin varnish.
James Holmes flourished in the 1890s, and resided in Kansas City.
Do you happen to know anything about this artist? I have a painting that has been passed down to me of a sailor and it is signed “J. Holmes” I was hoping to find more work of his or to learn some of the history of the artist.
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