November 14, 2011

Frame Restoration Project a Success!

Many thanks to Chief Preparator William Myers and his students at the Smith College Museum of Art who donated their time and expertise to repair and conserve the ornate frame of "The English Lord" oil painting that greets visitors to the Jones Library. The Friends of the Jones Library System funded the conservation materials needed to clean the frame, create replacements for missing ornamentation, repaint and polish the frame to a golden luster. Details of the restoration procedures are documented in a display next to the artwork. It took over a year to bring the painting's ornate frame back to its former glory and back to the hallway where has been on display since 1928.

1 comment:

Onhka:ki said...

We didn't realize what an undertaking the frame would be until we began the treatment. The conservation students endured countless hours documenting, cleaning,
casting and polishing the massive
surround. They now feel a sense of
pride seeing it on display for the
public to enjoy. Kudos to Mr.Hicks
for initiating the project.

Bill Myers