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Afternoon on Saco Bay, Coast of Maine
William Frederick De Haas
Oil on canvas, 1874
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Florence L. MacIntyre

Condition (seen in raking light): The painting and support fabric were buckled and out of plane. The paint layer showed overall cracking patterns. There was a discolored varnish layer and embedded surface grime.

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