About this project
B.R. Howard & Associates was contracted to assess and conserve an N.C. Wyeth painting. N.C. Wyeth short for Newell Convers Wyeth, was an American artist born on October 22, 1882 in Needham Massachusetts. He was known for his realist paintings and illustrations and was considered, by many, to be a melodramatic artist, meaning his artwork was designed to be understood quickly.
What we did
The face of the painting was cleaned to remove discolored varnish layers using soft cotton tipped swabs moistened with a specialized cleaning solution in de-ionized water. Thick surface accretions were also removed during the cleaning. The painting was then cleared of any residual cleaning solutions and an isolation barrier was applied using a clear, non-yellowing isolation varnish. Minor scrapes and abrasions on the painting’s surface were filled and in-painted using a reversible resin-based palette. The piece was then returned to its original frame and delivered to the client.