Eustis Estate

Mancini conservation

Historic New England objects conservator Michaela Neiro supervised the conservation treatment and stabilization of this exhibition’s paintings and frames over a period of two years. The Conservator’s Notebook features explanations and insights that Michaela has drawn from her project notebook, including close-up photographs showing how the work was done.

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!