BAPCR Associate member of the
British Association of Paintings
The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works.
of the BDMA
Restoration of portrait avoiding alterations of craquelure - the appearance which reveals the exact age of a painting.
19th century gentleman
Oil on canvas 71cm x 57cm
In this next set of slides I will comment on the extent of restoration. I mentioned before 'in painting'. With this in mind some cracks can be 'filled'. The view of this process being that large areas of missing paint and related damage can be repaired while not departing form the historical 'form' of the painting.
There is a particular patten in passages of small cracks (craqualure) In- painting is about the 'maintaining' of this appearance. Avoiding distortion or departure.
The finished restored painting.
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