Eustis Estate

Mancini conservation 2

Richard Norton (1872–1918), Antonio Mancini (1852–1930), Rome, c. 1905, Oil on canvas, 47 1/8 x 31 ½ in., Bequest of Susan Norton, the sitter’s daughter, 1990.104

This painting’s thick impasto paint required special attention from the conservators.

This image shows a crack in the thick impasto. These cracks had to be stabilized before the painting could be cleaned.
Because of its sensitive surface and thick impasto, this painting was very difficult to clean…but it really needed it!