Restauration de tableaux anciens - Version française
Fine art restoration studio "L'Accro des Toiles" - Christelle Chazeau and Alain Montoir

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 Copies and reproductions of paintings

Technique in the copying of an old painting

Original portrait
Old work – original portrait of a man from "the Restoration period" after an anonymous painter.
Copy old painting
The reproduction of the painting
Oil on canvas 42 x 54 cm

Detail of the copy Detail of the reproduction
Detail of the copy (on the right) of the epaulette with impasto of the paint
"… This copy was made using the old techniques of sizing and coating with rabbit skin glue and whiting …
. which gives an aged aspect to the canvas after the paint is completely dry.
We can even go as far as cracking the coating, and so give it the air of a very old painting…"
Detail of the portrait's eye
Detail of the portrait's eye showing the paste
and the copyist's stroke.

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