CLEANING  OF OIL ON CANVAS
               'HOMEWARD-BOUND'
                                by
 Edward Emerson Simmons (1852-1931)
                          American
Bottom part of the painting before cleaning
Three stages of cleaning
showed on photographs.
Center part -  after final
cleaning, middle section  -
after removal of dirt and
smoke. Darkest part - before
cleaning.
Oil on canvas painted c.1888, size 47 x 36
inches.
Illustrated in Clarence Cook, Art and Artists
of Our Time, Volume III, New York,1888.
Sold at Ivy-Selkirk Auction House, St.Louis -
December 2007



Painting was in very good condition without
structural damages, paint layer with good
adhesion to the canvas. Surface covered
with thick layer of dust, dirt and smoke as
well as layer of dark yellow old varnish.
PAINTINGS  CONSERVATION  # 1  IN  ST. LOUIS
314 - 427 - 3006
Szelag Art Conservation Inc
          
     www.szelagart.com
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