Art Restoration Gallery

Works of Art in Oil

Art Restoration of "Century of Progress" by Frank R Harper - Iconic oil painting for the Chicago World's Fair 1933 - From the Messenger Collection
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Before Restoration
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After Restoration
Art Restoration of "Let Freedom Ring" by Frank R Harper - Iconic oil painting of the Spirit of Abraham Lincoln - From the Messenger Collection, circa 1932
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Before Restoration
Restoration of  "Augustan Bridge on the Nera River" by European Master, Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld, 1758-1846.   From A Private Collection, Dallas TX
Bidauld following Restoration

Bidauld following Restoration

Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld 1758-1846, European Master - Augustan Bridge on the Nera River

Bidauld following Conservation

Bidauld following Conservation

Final conservation of 17th century work in oil by Jean-Joseph Xavier Bidauld, European Master and conservation of the original frame

Bidauld before conservation

Bidauld before conservation

This work was laden with pipe smoke, dirt and grime. Some pigment loss was evident

Conservation in progress

Conservation in progress

Layers of environmental pollutants carefully removed

Conservation in progress

Conservation in progress

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This work in oil by Chas. Champ depicts the homecoming of our troops following WWII

Just to Keep Our Country Free

Just to Keep Our Country Free

Charles Champ Painting from World War II prior to conservation. Note the heavy layer of smoke, grime and dirt on the canvas.

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Chas Champ

This image depicts an adhesive residue on the face of the dirty canvas.

Conservation in Progress

Conservation in Progress

"JB" is inpainting an area where pigments were dis-adherring.

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After Restoration

Restoration of Portrait From a Private Collection, Indianapolis, IN

After Restoration

After Restoration

Conservation in progress

Conservation in progress

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Conservation in progress

Conservation in progress

Removal of mold, and other environmental pollutants

CHRIST CHILD OF PRAGUE RESTORED

CHRIST CHILD OF PRAGUE RESTORED

This iconic piece is by Frances Kroger

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This is the before image of the Christ Child of Prague. This work in oil had a film of dirt and grime and mold setting in.