RESTORATION OF
            XVII c. ITALIAN PAINTING
                      "HAPPY FAMILY"
Painting oil on canvas, 17th c. italian school,
not signed, lined , 14x22,5in was delivered to
our studio in very bad condition.  Multiple
tears and punctures, 50% delamination of the
lining canvas, paint layer stable but
overcleaned with many previous restorations
and overpaintings.
Painting was cleaned, old lining still in
acceptable condition was reattach to the
original canvas. Paint and gesso missing
areas, punctures and tears were filled and
retouched. Finally after  varnishing painting
was mounted in old origial frame. Now in
private collection in St.Louis
Before cleaning and restoration
After restoration and framing
Tears and cracks filled before retouches
Paintings Conservation
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