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.
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