Restoring a Masterwork II: Guercino's Erminia and the Shepherds
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Daily Log Entry - August 20, 2004

The photo on the left illustrates the stage of cleaning before all varnish, overpaint, and fill material have been removed. The large white area is the most recent fill applied to the painting, probably during an early 1960s restoration.

On the right, after a week of cleaning, the many layers of fill, overpaint, and remnants of varnish have been removed.


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