Napoleon DuBeau

19th Century

Condition:

The portrait was discolored by a heavy varnish.  There were several tears in the canvas and the tacking margins had deteriorated in several areas, causing some planer distortions and paint loss.

Treatment:

Because of the structural issues within the painting, the canvas was lined onto a new support.  Once the painting was stable, the varnish and previous repairs were removed.  A new varnish was applied and the losses were filled and inpainted.