PAINTING RESTORATION

ARTIST UNKNOWN

CRUCIFIXION

EGG TEMPERA ON WOOD

SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY

BEARD ART GALLERY, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

The icon of Cruci´Čüxion was executed in egg tempera on gessoed canvas, mounted on a wood panel. The icon panel was split vertically into two. In addition to this major
damage, the painting presented delaminated areas of paint.

At the time of restoration, the Owner of the painting was Beard Art Gallery, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to the art experts of the gallery, this icon was
painted in Russia, in the second half of the 18th century.

RESTORATION CONSISTED OF:

  • Consolidating paint layers
  • Cleaning
  • Filling cracks and missing areas paint
  • Inpainting, using reversible conservation materials
  • Varnishing with a reversible and UV protective synthetic varnish