Helen Houp Art Conservation

Fine Art Conservation

Tears & missing paint

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Tears are mended by aligining threads, reweaving them, and securing them with adhesives. Losses of paint are compensated with inlays and inpainting of missing paint.

Area of old tear, raking lightArea of old tear, raking light   Overpaint partially removed, revealing tear and insertOverpaint partially removed, revealing tear and insertAfter inpainting, normal lightAfter inpainting, normal light

Portrait of Jim Bowie, artist unknown.

 


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