Large 18th C Painting Restoration

This French 18th century painting arrived in a roll, and a large percentage of it’s 9 X 10 foot surface had turned to powder at the bottom of the tube.  The backing was also decomposing, so it needed to be re-backed, stabilized, and in-painted.  We decided to temporarily mount it on a folding frame, so that it could be more easily moved and set back up.  This certainly is the biggest painting I have worked on to date.