The painting surface is a moderately thick varnish, which was scorched by heat.
The varnish had to be reduced from the surface of the painting.
Losses and irregularities were inpainted
The painting was damaged in a fire. The painting surface was protected by a moderately thick natural resin varnish, which was scorched by heat and severely discolored to brown and black. Due to extreme heat, there was extensive flaking and losses of paint around the edges.
The severely scorched varnish coating was reduced from the surface and the soot on the reverse of the painting was removed. The flaking paint was consolidated. Minor losses of the paint film were filled. Losses and irregularities were inpainted, using a referential aid of a pre-fire damage photograph provided by the owner.