White film on painting

by Jun 17, 2022Restoration

This oil painting came in for cleaning and re-framing. It was very dirty and had a white film covering the entire picture. The painting was signed by R. Nash in 1902.

Causes of white film on old paintings

The causes of the white film are many and varied. If you are interested in the possible causes one source which discusses the topic can be found at https://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/White_Surface_Hazes

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