C.C. Moll Windmill Painting

This painting suffers from an extremely thin linen. This led to a weak foundation for the paint film, and is the reason for the widespread and severe craquelures. Paint loss has also occurred, and is the worst along the edges. At the bottom left corner, we found an unusual surprise. What looks work done by an upholsterer, the canvas was folded several times before being attached to the stretcher bar. This section was challenging to undo, but after a little finessing and prodding with the right tools, we were able to get it clear. We have since re-lined the painting onto new linen to give the foundation support as well as consolidate the craquelures. In-fill has addressed the areas of loss and prepared the surface for in-painting. Stay tuned for more…

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