Restoration of Landscape and American Cove Frame

This painting came in with a dry canvas which we re-lined with archival linen to improve the foundational strength. Careful cleaning removed surface contaminates and white splatter marks, and conservation varnish finished the restoration.

The original frame suffered from many areas of loss and broken composition. It was carefully cleaning and re-gilt where necessary with new silver, and a back-up given to allow proper spacing for the stretcher bar.

In the restored version it’s so nice to see how the cleaning revealed the tones of the sky with more clarity and contrast, and how the pink tones are much more impactful, not to mention the reflections in the water. And the frame has been elevated to something that now compliments the artwork. This restoration exemplifies the kind of transformation that is possible even without really adding anything.

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