Daily Archives: May 8, 2017

Solvent gel cleaning, consolidation and in-painting

…continued from the previous post A Case study of an oil on canvas painting It was important to remove the old varnish from this painting because, it was very thickly applied almost every other year of its lifetime and had darkened to an extent that the actual colors of the painting were not visible. For…

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A Case study of an oil on canvas painting

A painting that came to our lab some five springs back makes a very good study for the students who have just started learning the practice of conservation. It was a portrait of great-grandfather of Maharaja of Kapurthala. Ignorance of the staff responsible for the upkeep of the palace had led to multiple problems. Not…