Date completed : 14 December 2018 Duration : 3 Months
Sylvia Krauss

Condition of the painting before treatment:

  • As a result of vandalism, the painting had been cut off its stretcher. The main part was completely separated from a narrow edge all around still fixed on the stretcher.
  • The paint layer was flaking along the cuts. There were also various areas throughout with previous paint loss and flaking mainly due to poor adhesion between layers.
  • Paint loss had occurred along the cuts.

Treatment carried out:

  • Removal of the canvas edges from the stretcher. Flattening out of tacking edges and correct placing of the central canvas part inside.
  • Local repair of the cut all around from the reverse with a fibre / adhesive mixture, including canvas inserts where necessary.
  • Local consolidation of flaking paint from the front.
  • Filling of losses.
  • Lining of the repaired canvas for added strength.
  • Retouching of filled losses.

Painting, oil on canvas, Portrait of a Cow
Painting, oil on canvas, Portrait of a Cow
Painting, oil on canvas, Portrait of a Cow
Painting, oil on canvas, Portrait of a Cow
Painting, oil on canvas, Portrait of a Cow
Painting, oil on canvas, Portrait of a Cow

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