19th Century Maritime Painting

This 19th century oil painting of the clipper ship “George E. Walcott” by noted maritime artist Solon Francis Montecello Badger (1873-1919) was severely damaged with many holes and cracks in the canvas.

 

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Before photo of the 22” x 26” canvas. The varnish layer was yellowed and there was crackling on the lower right corner.

 

 

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Before photo of the verso of the canvas. Water damage is evident along with a large hole and “band aid” tape on smaller holes. 

 

 

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In order to repair the holes and restore the painting, a new canvas backing was attached in order to provide a solid support.

 

 

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After photo of the restored “George E. Walcott”. The painting is much brighter and all holes were repaired

 

 

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After photo of the restored “George E. Walcott” in which details of the clipper ship are now visible.
Restoration time took approximately two months.