Restoring a Masterwork II: Guercino's Erminia and the Shepherds
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Daily Log Entry - September 29, 2004

Inpainting the Insert
by Joan - Conservator

David Marquis has blocked in the area at the boy's shoulder. In a prior restoration, a loss in the canvas was filled with an insert manufactured from a discarded painting fragment.

Now covered with inpaint, details of the architecture and the child's shoulder begin to emerge.

Also note that the stone ledge on which the children sit is visible; before cleaning and inpainting, the stone block was not apparent, nearly obscured with fill material and discolored overpaint from previous restorations.

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