Pyramus and Thisbe

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Condition before treatment:

  1. Dark discolouration of whites and highlights.

  2. Flaking and heavily raised paint within glazed and dark areas.

Treatment carried out:

  1. Transformation of discoloured lead white pigment (➞ lead sulphide) into lead sulphate (➞ white). See above.

  2. Consolidation of flaking paint layer. See below.

  3. Retouching of losses

                        The painting after treatment

Before...                               ...and after transformation.

Before...                                ...and after consolidation

Jo. Krauss, gouache on parchment, 195 x 255 mm                           return to index