Restoring Cromwell

Fittingly, in this the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, a seventeenth-century portrait of the…

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Angela cleaning Sir Thomas

Cleaning Sir Thomas

Cleaning challenges The life of an art restorer is seldom dull! While the day-to-day practicalities…

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Strip lining for a nineteenth century painting on canvas

What is strip lining? In strip lining, also called edge lining, only the tacking edges…

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painting restoration

Dramatic varnish removal of a turn of the century portrait

A very dramatic varnish removal treatment was undertaken on this early portrait (sitter unknown) by…

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