Female Figure with a Bird

  • Artist unknown (American?); early 20th century
  • Intarsia (inlaid wood)|Private collection, New York City

Painting restoration: restoration of inlaid wood panel

    • Female Figure with a Bird - Before
    • 1. Before conservation treatment. Thick, yellowed varnish flattens the space of the image and distorts the intended color of the wood pieces.

    • Female Figure with a Bird - After
    • 2. After conservation treatment. The old varnish was removed. The intended variety of colors and three-dimensionality of forms have been reestablished again. A thin varnish layer was applied to saturate and protect the surface.

    • Female Figure with a Bird - Detail-Before
    • 3. Before conservation treatment (detail). Yellowed varnish has shrunk into little islands.

    • Female Figure with a Bird - Detail -After
    • 4. After conservation treatment (detail).