Children Bird Nesting, 1789
George Morland (British, 1763-1804)
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Charter Collectors 2007.7
How much will it cost? $3,000
The appearance of this charming painting would be improved by the removal of the air pollution deposits which have coated the surface of the canvas. These can be identified by a hazy film across the surface of the canvas. In the Morland, the varnish appears hazy, splotchy, and dull in its appearance. Small tests have revealed that this haze can be successfully removed. The conservator will remove the deposits without damaging the paint layer, and varnish as necessary. This will certainly result in a much brighter, prettier painting.