Expectation, Henry Nelson O'Neil (1817-80)
By the Riverside, 18th Century Artist, c.1750

Portrait of Mary Barrett, 17th Century Artist, c.1680
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BEFORE TREATMENT: The Painting has thick layer of dirt and very heavy discoloured varnish this appears as a haze over the surface of the painting and is hiding a lot of detail in the portrait.
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DURING VARNISH REMOVAL: Mid way through the varnish removal. The thick varnish layer has been obscuring the fine detail of the paint layer.
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DURING VARNISH REMOVAL: Three quarters of the varnish has been removed.
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DETAIL OF VARNISH REMOVAL: The varnish is thick and heavy.
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DURING VARNISH REMOVAL: The masking tone of the varnish is clearly visible half way through cleaning.
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AFTER TREATMENT

The Farm yard, 19th century Artist, c.1830

The Three Friends, Thomas Smythe (1825-1907) c.1870