This oil on canvas by Guy Carleton Wiggins (1883-1962) suffered from dirt particulates across the surface, a dry and brittle canvas, and craquelures across the surface.
The painting was carefully removed from its stretcher bar, and the front and reverse carefully cleaned. New Belgian linen was adhered to the canvas in a heat press. This added much needed foundational strength as well as the added benefit of consolidating the craquelures. Additional hydration, to coax the craquelures back into the paint film, was administered following this stage. In-fill and in-painting concealed these areas. Conservation varnish finished the restoration.
A custom hand carved American Impressionist frame was created, gilded with 22k, and an archival fit given for the painting.