Major Damages Restored

This portrait was in extremely bad condition with serious major damages. Large losses, severe paint lifting, deformation and friability of the support, and a oxidized and yellowed varnish made the owner question whether the painting was recoverable. A complete treatment was necessary to recuperate the original aspect of the artwork. The treatment included consolidation of the different pictorial layers, reinforcement of the support by the application of a lining, cleaning the surface and removal of the yellowed varnish, filling the losses with an appropriate putty to level the surface, and inpainting the losses. The results were quite satisfactory. All major damages were corrected.