MADONNA AND CHILD
EGG TEMPERA ON WOOD
FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY
PRIVATE OWNER, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
The icon of Madonna and Child, was executed in egg tempera on a wood panel. According to art experts contacted by the owner, the style reveals that the painting was approximately executed in the ﬁrst half of the 16th century; and it was assumed to have been painted in Italy.
The painting presented areas of delaminated paint and gesso, especially at the bottom of the painting. On the right side edge of the painting, there were missing areas of paint.
RESTORATION CONSISTED OF:
- Consolidating the paint layer
- Reattaching detached original pieces of gesso and paint
- Filling the cracks and the missing areas of gesso and paint
- Inpainting, using reversible conservation materials
- Varnishing with a reversible and UV protective synthetic varnish