This work by Johan Friedrich Ludwig (19th Century) has suffered a substantial tear. Mold was also found to be growing in the paint film, which we hope is contained within the varnish, but we’ll know for sure once we get in there. The work is signed 1928, and the canvas Ludwig used was a lightweight variety and it is starting to deteriorate. Restoration of the tear will largely be carried out on the reverse side, where we’ll carefully suture the torn portion before relining and then addressing the frontside by concealing the tear, cleaning the paint film, and treating the mold. This is a larger work, about 24″ x 37,” and its size and subject matter will once again portray a sense of grandness once the tear is no longer a distraction. Stay tuned for more . . .