Nicolas-Pierre Loir

The Holy Family in a Classical Landscape | Nicolas-Pierre Loir (French, 17th century) | Oil on canvas

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

TOP RIGHT DETAIL | Before treatment (left) | After restoration (right)
TOP RIGHT DETAIL | Before treatment (left) | After restoration (right)

TOP RIGHT DETAIL | Before treatment (left) | After restoration (right)

The detail before treatment shows old retouchings that have blanched and become unsightly. It is more usual to see old retouching darkening with age but sometimes, as in this painting, the old retouchings have blanched. The detail after restoration shows the the same area after cleaning, refilling of the old losses and restoration.