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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