JAIC 1979, Volume 19, Number 1, Article 4 (pp. 24 to 33)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1979, Volume 19, Number 1, Article 4 (pp. 24 to 33)

CONSERVATION OF A MONUMENTAL OUTDOOR BRONZE SCULPTURE: THEODORE ROOSEVELT BY PAUL MANSHIP

Lynda A. Zycherman, & Nicolas F. Veloz


ABSTRACT—The paper describes a conservation program for a 15-year old monumental bronze sculpture whose state of preservation was satisfactory, but whose visual appearance was poor. A thick coat of pigmented wax was removed with solvent. Graffiti were patinated. The metal was protected from corrosion by the application of benzotriazole and two coats of wax. Examination after one year showed that the bronze was stable; the statue was rewaxed.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. CONDITION
3. TREATMENT
4. ONE YEAR LATER
5. FUTURE UPKEEP
6. COST
a: Notes
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Copyright 1979 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works