Antoine Watteau, Satire on the physicians

Author Antoine Watteau
Title Satire on the physicians
School France
Date 1712-1714
Material Wood
Technique Oil
Size 26 х 37cm
Workshop Paintings Conservation
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The painting entered the workshop so that it could be exhibited again. The yellowed varnish and darkened retouches distorted the overall aesthetic perception of the piece. In the process of conservation, the layer of varnish was thinned, inpaintings and retouches were removed. The painting has become brighter and more saturated, closer in its colours to its original form.

Painting before conservation with darkened and yellowed varnish, inpaintings and old retouches along the craquelure.

Painting in the process of thinning of the varnish and removal of the old inpaintings.

After conservation.

A fragment before conservation.

Test removal of varnish.

A fragment in the process of thinning of the varnish and removal of the retouches.

A fragment after conservation