Beginning the process of repair

December 23, 2019

To begin the process of a total repair to this canvas we have removed the stretched canvas from the decorative gilt frame, and removed the tacks which attach the canvas to its wooden support frame.

The canvas is now a floppy piece of fabric which has to be carefully handled as further damage is a possibility.

At this point the original artwork is laid onto a new piece of canvas and preparation begins for its attachment to the new canvas giving the support required for restoration.

Acid free, heat sensitive film is used to adhere the two pieces of fabric together for a permanent bond which will protect the original canvas from further damage and keep it flat for re stretching over the original wooden frame.

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