Aelbrecht Bouts

This charming little painting on panel came to the studio obscured by a heavy layer of discoloured varnish which was removed without difficulty. In addition the top half of the painting  (shown in the details) had been completely overpainted in the distant past. This overpainting was removed mechanically under the microscope and revealed a jewel-like landscape disappearing into the distance in excellent condition.

COMPLETE PAINTING | Before treatment (left) | After restoration (right)
COMPLETE PAINTING | Before treatment (left) | After restoration (right)

COMPLETE PAINTING | Before treatment (left) | After restoration (right)

Complete painting before and after treatment

TREES DETAIL | Before treatment (top) | After restoration (bottom)
TREES DETAIL | Before treatment (top) | After restoration (bottom)

TREES DETAIL | Before treatment (top) | After restoration (bottom)

Detail before and after treatment

Abraham and Melchisedech
Aelbrecht Bouts
(Netherlandish, died 1549)
Oil (untested) on panel