Benaka Art Conservation
Specialist in conservation and restoration of artworks
Specialist in conservation and restoration of artworks
 

Conservation and restoration of oil painting on canvas


The Oil on Canvas, Portrait of a baby was painted by eminent artist ‘R.Boyle in 1874. This was painted on a very good quality canvas using genuine wooden stretcher.  During the aging process varnish turned to darker tone.  The physical damages, like the cuts in the middle of the painting shows the frail condition of the canvas. To add more strength to the canvas new canvas was attached ( Relining) using conservation adhesive. The retouching was done on filled area using reversible technique.