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Christ Tempted by the Devil
John Ritto Penniman
Oil on wood, 1818
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. George Viault

Condition: Paint loss and active flaking exposed the bare wood support. There was a discolored varnish layer and surface grime.

Treatment: Areas of loss and flaking paint were infused with adhesive to prevent further loss. Discolored varnish and grime were removed with the appropriate solvents. Paint losses were filled and inpainted.
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