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Cleaning a 17th Century Oil Painting - The Doctor Part 2

Updated: Jan 1



Cleaning a 17th Century Oil Painting - The Doctor Part 2

"Welcome to part 2 of restoring The Doctor a 17th Century portrait attributed to John Riley 1646 - 1691. This painting is from a private client and is in for a clean. This episode we delve into the history of John Riley and his studio practice and the portrait reveals a number of secrets during cleaning.

0:00 - Introduction

0:51 - Cleaning background and hand

3:04 - Message from James

4:10 - Portrait Studio system

5:02 - History of John Riley

7:41 - John Closterman style

9:41 - Cleaning draperies

9:57 - Overpaint removal

11:10 - Surprise find on painting

12:24 - Extender piece

13:43 - Summary

14:23 - In conclusion

15:24 Credits'

from mvideo introduction


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