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Water damage and flaking paint around the signature | by Shelburne Museum
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Water damage and flaking paint around the signature

Here you can get a better idea of the distortions in the canvas caused by water damage suffered by the painting. The exposure to water had also made the varnish on the surface appear milky.

 

Carolus-Duran

Emily Vanderbilt Sloane Hammond, 1894

oil on canvas

Gift of Mrs. Benjie Goodman Lasceau and Mrs. Rachel Goodman Edelson

1986-81 (27.1.1-206)

 

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Taken on January 20, 2010