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Castle Rock, Marblehead
Alfred Thompson Bricher
Oil on canvas, 1878
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Condition (seen in raking light): Surface had severely curled cracking patterns and paint detaching from the canvas. There was a discolored varnish layer and embedded surface grime.

Treatment: The cracking was relaxed with moisture and weights and then stabilized. The varnish and surface grime were removed.
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