Edouard Vuillard

The challenge of this project was in trying to repair losses in a paper support that would be invisible (except in ultra-violet light) but with materials that were easily reversible.

COMPLETE PAINTING | After restoration
COMPLETE PAINTING | After restoration

COMPLETE PAINTING | After restoration

complete painting after restoration

Portrait of a Woman
Edouard Vuillard
(French, 1868-1940)
Oil on milled board

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

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

This detail showed the most important area of restoration. The three damages were not only near the signature but were in an area that was almost entirely paper so the task was to imitate paper with retouching.