Tag Archives: retouch

Replacing Missing Ornaments on Period Picture Frames

Most frames, we regard as “old” were crafted by hand. Ornaments, made of “Compo” ( Gesso* with a dow like consistency), are adhered onto a wooden profile and then finished off with a water or oil gilding technique. Over time, through changes in humidity and […]

Over painted paintings
Early cases of plastic surgery

It does not happen often, but ever now and again one of those cases comes along. Here someone did not like the original looks of the woman portrayed. The area of the face was completely over-painted. It was made to look much younger and slimmer. […]