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Daily Log Entry - September 8, 2004

Inpainting the Staff
by Joan - Conservator

These two photographs show a section of the lower right corner of the painting.

In the image on the left, remnants of the lower portion of the staff, completely covered by earlier restorer's overpaint, are visible. The red and light gray areas represent losses in the paint layer.

On the right, David Marquis has begun to reconstruct with careful inpainting the staff and details of the background near the boys' feet.


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