Portrait of Miss Berrien
This Portrait undergoes a complete conservation.


View 1
Miss Berrien when she first visited the studio, not quite the same lady she was in 1838.  A little surgery is just what the doctor ordered.

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View 2
All that is shown on the back was saved for the client.  It is a hand written description of former restoration completed.

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View 3
This view shows just how a wrinkle in time is not exactly the best thing for such a lovely young lady, considered in her time the most beautiful lady of South Carolina.

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View 4
The left eye and bridge of her nose are nearly gone.

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View 5
The neck is in about the same condition.

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View 6
This view shows more of the fine wrinkling with a small hole.



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View 7
This view is just after the lining has been completed.  The wax still shows which has bled through in the lining process.

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View 8
This view details how much of the wrinkling flattens out in the lining process.

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View 9
This view shows the old canvas border on the new canvas and some of the cleaning has started around her neck.



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View 10
Ah... now that is more like it.  Here is a Miss Berrien in much better shape!


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