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Subject: Removing overpaint

Removing overpaint

From: Jorgen Wadum <wadum.j>
Date: Friday, April 14, 2000
We are gathering information for a method to safely remove a
150-year-old paint layer covering part of a mid-seventeenth century
painting. The overpaint consists mainly of stand oil and lead white.
The original paint layers below are composed of large amounts of
smalt bound in a proteinaceous medium. This original paint layer is
extremely water-sensitive and very disrupted.

Suggestions for a safe method to remove the overpaint are much

Jurgen Wadum
Chief Conservator
Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis
P.O. Box 536
2501 CM  The Hague
+31 70 302 3461
Fax: +31 70 365 3819

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:51
                 Distributed: Saturday, April 15, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-51-026
Received on Friday, 14 April, 2000

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