Idolatry of the King Solomon

This artwork is an oil on canvas, measuring 101.3 x 127.2 cm, by an unidentified artist, from the 17th century.

The painting had been previously conserved. This was visible with the lining canvas in the back, the old filler that started to flake off and a large number of over-paint that as discoloured with time. Painting conservators don’t use oil paint to retouch an artwork for this particular reason and it can become irreversible with time.

After a thorough inspection of the artwork, a list step has been realised. The original support and lining were in good condition however the entire paint layer needed to be consolidated.

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