A Pearl Seller and His Wife
Indian, Tanjore School
A Pearl Seller and His Wife, c. 1850
Opaque Watercolor, Gold
Gift of Dr. Alvin O. Bellak
Current Condition of Artwork:
Minor surface grime. Losses where upper left corner is cut diagonally. Darkened within mat opening. Minor stains, especially along edges and verso center. Minor kink at center. Creases/folds in cover sheet. Dust on painted areas. Cracking and cleavage/flaking in gold jewelry and bowl.
Conservation Treatment Proposed:
- Consolidate flaking paint.
- Reduce old hinges (optional).
- Reduce creases in cover sheet (optional).
Estimated Cost of Treatment: $500.00