TREATMENT OF A FLOOD-DAMAGED OIL PAINTING ON A SOLID SUPPORT
DAVID C. GOIST
One of the many works of art in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, damaged by the floods caused by Hurricane Agnes in June 1972, was a small oil painting entitled NU COUCHÉ (Marcelle) by the French painter and glass blower, Maurice Marinot (1882–1960). When brought to the Cooperstown Graduate Program in July 1973, the painting was so covered with mud that it was unrecognizable as such. The painting measured 23.4 cm × 32.9 cm and was painted in 1928 during the artist's “period noire” (1912–1937). The signature, date and title were applied to the reverse with a brush and ink. The treatment here described was completed by March 1974.