Restoring a Masterwork II: Guercino's Erminia and the Shepherds
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Daily Log Entry - August 18, 2004


This detail illustrates the numerous layers of of fill and overpaint applied over damaged areas of the painting. The topmost white fill has been partially removed, as seen in the 'halo' around the darker overpaint. A minimum of three layers of additional restoration will be revealed when this overpaint is removed.

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Restoring a Masterwork II: Guercino's
August 7 through October 31, 2004
at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts