Examples of my Restoration

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'The Stour Towards Flatford' By Peter Coker RA
The painting was restored to be exhibited in 'Peter Coker RA & Friends' at The Minories, Colchester, 12th October - 2nd November 2019 and later at The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. Layers of dirt were removed and an area of paint flaking at the top right-hand side was striplined and secured.

'The Stour Towards Flatford'
By Peter Coker RA

The painting was restored to be exhibited in 'Peter Coker RA & Friends' at The Minories, Colchester, 12th October - 2nd November 2019 and later at The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. Layers of dirt were removed and an area of paint flaking at the top right-hand side was striplined and secured.

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WINTERSCENE
Winterscene shown after lining on new canvas with missing areas of original canvas filled with white filler ready for varnishing and retouching. The photograph on the right is the restored painting after retouching and final varnishing.

WINTERSCENE
Winterscene shown after lining on new canvas with missing areas of original canvas filled with white filler ready for varnishing and retouching. the lower photograph is the restored painting after retouching and final varnishing.

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SNOWSCENE BY T. SMYTHE
Before and after with A detail of large tear damage before restoration.

SNOWSCENE BY T. SMYTHE
Before and after with a detail of large tear damage before restoration.

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COAT OF ARMS
Coat of arms (7ft x 6ft) from The Colchester Museums Collection before and after lining, cleaning and restoration. The painting can be seen in the Natural History Museum Colchester High Street.

COAT OF ARMS
Coat of arms (7ft x 6ft) from The Colchester Museums Collection before and after lining, cleaning and restoration. The painting can be seen in the Natural History Museum Colchester High Street.

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SHEEP BY A HEDGEROW, E. R. SMYTHE (1810-1899)
Original colours and details in foreground and distance are revealed after cleaning and varnishing. The canvas has been lined to secure the torn area which has been filled and retouched.

SHEEP BY A HEDGEROW, E. R. SMYTHE (1810-1899)
Original colours and details in foreground and distance are revealed after cleaning and varnishing. The canvas has been lined to secure the torn area which has been filled and retouched.

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JOSEPH GELL
The canvas was badly flaking and in some areas had completely come away. Lining onto new canvas secured the flaking areas. The discoloured dirty varnish was then cleaned away to reveal the original colours and the small areas of missing paint filled and retouched.

JOSEPH GELL
The canvas was badly flaking and in some areas had completely come away. Lining onto new canvas secured the flaking areas. The discoloured dirty varnish was then cleaned away to reveal the original colours and the small areas of missing paint filled and retouched.

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VIEW OF THE VALE OF CLYWD NORTH WALES, A. VICKERS (1786-1868)
The removal of dirt and discoloured varnish layers was stopped at the centre and then photographed to show the contrasting areas. What would initially seem a slight discolouration before cleaning can spoil the appearance of a painting and mask the artist’s true intentions.

VIEW OF THE VALE OF CLYWD NORTH WALES, A. VICKERS (1786-1868)
The removal of dirt and discoloured varnish layers was stopped at the centre and then photographed to show the contrasting areas. What would initially seem a slight discolouration before cleaning can spoil the appearance of a painting and mask the artist’s true intentions.

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SOLDIER & HORSE
The painting was torn in several places with layers of dirt and discoloured varnish.

SOLDIER & HORSE
The painting was torn in several places with layers of dirt and discoloured varnish.

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PORTRAIT
ripped and torn portrait of a gentleman, lined and restored. The before picture shows the tears have been secured by lining and white filler applied to even out the missing paint area.

PORTRAIT
Before and after ripped and torn portrait of a gentleman, lined and restored. The before picture shows the tears have been secured by lining and white filler applied to even out the missing paint area.

PORTRAIT
Before and after ripped and torn portrait of a gentleman, lined and restored. The before picture shows the tears have been secured by lining and white filler applied to even out the missing paint area.

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THE OLD SHOP, MALDON HIGH ST
The painting was patched cleaned and restored.

THE OLD SHOP, MALDON HIGH ST
The painting was patched cleaned and restored.

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KERSEY MILL
This large painting of Kersey Mill had areas of white mildew in the sky and trees. This was caused by damp from the wall behind the canvas. The pictures show before and after with close ups of the mildew.

KERSEY MILL
This large painting of Kersey Mill had areas of white mildew in the sky and trees. This was caused by damp from the wall behind the canvas. The pictures show before and after with close ups of the mildew.

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WINTER SCENE, BY G BISSILL
Before and after the removal of several layers of dirt and discoloured varnish.

WINTER SCENE, BY G BISSILL
Before and after the removal of several layers of dirt and discoloured varnish.

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