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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cincinnati Girls

by Conservation

8/13/2015

conservation , behind the scenes , American Painting & Sculpture , Cincinnati , Cincinnati artists , Elizabeth Nourse , Frank Duveneck , paintings conservation

A few little girls from Cincinnati are visiting the paintings conservation lab this week.  On the left, recently cleaned and reframed, is “Head of a Girl” by Cincinnati artist Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938).  The other two paintings are by Cincinnati artist Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), prepared in anticipation of a major exhibition planned for 2019, the 100thanniversary of his death.   At the right is “Girl with Dark Eyes,” which was cleaned some years ago and has recently had its frame conserved.  In the center is “Little Girl in Gray against a Pink Background,” recently cleaned and now waiting while the frame is conserved.  Both paintings by Duveneck were donated by him, along with a number of other works, in 1915.