Lilacs

  • Belle Morrison (American); late 19th century
  • Oil on canvas|Private collection, Jersey City

Painting restoration: treatment of paint loss

    • LilacsPaintingRestoration - Before
    • 1. Before painting restoration. Paint loss obliterates an area of the painting.

    • LilacsPaintingRestoration - Canvas
    • 2. During painting restoration (detail). After flattening the canvas, a new chalk filling replaced the missing ground layer, and the yellowed varnish was removed.

    • LilacsPaintingRestoration - Process
    • 3. After painting restoration. After reconstructive retouching of the damaged area, the painting was revarnished.

    • LilacsPaintingRestoration - After
    • 4. After painting restoration (detail).