Portrait of a Young Woman
Henrietta Johnston (1674‐1729)
Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1710
Pastel on blue laid paper
Conserved in 2015-2016 with Support from the Stockman Family Foundation
Conservation Treatment: The pastel was removed from the frame. Mold was reduced on the front and the back was very lightly surface cleaned with a brush. Losses to the image were lightly in-painted with pastels. The pastel was flattened underweight without prior humidification (because of the mold). As a result, the paper remains slightly distorted. Framing was not undertaken.