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The Conservation of Washington Crossing the Delaware

Conservation of Washington Crossing the Delaware

Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Department of Paintings Conservation
Lance Mayer, Conservator
Gay Myers, Conservator

The monumentality and iconic subject matter of the famed Emanuel Leutze painting make it the centerpiece of the new American Wing, where it now hangs after three years of extensive conservation and reframing. This series addresses the picture itself, as well as its timeless appeal.

In this talk, members of the conservation team will discuss the treatment of the painting.

This series is made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.

Above: Construction of the frame. Midway through the gilding and burnishing phase. Photo courtesy of Eli Wilner & Company Frame Studio

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