Before and After

The recent conservation treatment has returned the Hogarth portraits to a state more consistent with their original appearance. The newly revealed colors and tonal contrasts have also restored a sense of space and volume. Where once the effect of the yellowed varnish caused the paintings to appear dull and the volume of the sitters to flatten, vibrancy of color has returned and a greater three-dimensional quality now moves the figures forward in space effectively, separating them from the background.

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