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Before St. Aloysius 34x46
Before, 6" tear in the linen
Before, 6" tear in the linen, documenting the tear and 5 puncture holes
132 years of dust under the linen
melting the lining compound
calibrating the iron to the perfect temperature
ironing the lining compound onto the new linen which is on top of the original painting which is face down on the table.
The painting is secured onto the new linen and awaits putty, paint and varnish.
close up of the newly secured tear.
Ready for Varnish!
A pre 1930s copy of Herbert Smalz's "Return From Calvary." BEFORE
Puncture hole and missing canvas.
Accumulated grime and water stains.
Some of the grime was successfully removed without disturbing the original varnish.
The end product of patience.
before-after , large metal crucifix dedicated in the 1930s.
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