FILLING LOSSES

Some commercial fillers are used in conservation for filling losses but the time-honoured use of chalk and animal or fish glue (as seen in this photograph) is still widely used. 

Filling losses with a spatula and chalk fill
Filling losses with a spatula and chalk fill

Filling losses with a spatula and chalk fill

Filling losses with a spatula and chalk fill

The Life Cycle of St Nicholas of Mojaisk
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Circa 1800
Tempera on limewood panel
310x270mm

Filling losses with a spatula and chalk fill
Filling losses with a spatula and chalk fill

Filling losses with a spatula and chalk fill