Varnish Removal

This  seascape, painted by an unknown Russian artist, had a severely discolored varnish as well as a thick layer of dust and grime. All this, completely disfigured the overall looking of the painting. We performed a varnish removal treatment to recover the original aspect and chromatic values. Other than the yellowed and darkened varnish, three severe scuffs with indentation of the surface were also treated to diminish the damage. A consolidation of the area together with some scattered filling and inpainting was also necessary. These procedures, together with the overall varnish removal, improved dramatically the general looking of the painting.