Restoring a Masterwork II: Guercino's Erminia and the Shepherds
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Daily Log Entry - September 22, 2004

The Lower Right Corner
by Joan - Conservator

David continues to concentrate on the complex, challenging lower right corner of the painting. Here, he is blocking-in the area right of the shepherd's legs. The red-brown horizontal areas represent losses in the paint layer veneered with a thin layer of pigmented wax. The wax allows the conservators to impart a texture that closely mimics the surface of the painting,

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