EXAMINATION IN ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT

Portrait before cleaning and restoration seen in natural light
Portrait before cleaning and restoration seen in natural light

Portrait before cleaning and restoration seen in natural light

BEFORE TREATMENT IN NATURAL LIGHT

Portrait of a Lady
Frederic Bazille (French, 19th century)
Oil on canvas
612x507mm 

Portrait before cleaning and restoration seen in ultra-violet light
Portrait before cleaning and restoration seen in ultra-violet light

Portrait before cleaning and restoration seen in ultra-violet light

BEFORE TREATMENT IN ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT

This painting came to the studio because it had structural problems and needed varnish removal. At first sight it was not apparent how much restoration had already been carried out on it in the past. The old restorations were only clearly visible in ultra-violet light.