DE510U Sculpture Angel. Polychrome and gilt wood Hands, feet and head in ivory, polychrome and gilt. Dimensions: 32 x 27 x 13 cm. 16th century.
The piece was in a poor state of repair and had suffered considerable damage. The support was fragmented in multiple areas: some at risk of detaching, lifting and there was a lack of cohesion in the preparatory and pictorial film, overpainting and oxidised varnish. Lacunae and losses of preparation and polychromy mostly in the central area of the clothing. Losses of support on the cuffs, eyes, part of the little finger of the right hand and the middle finger of the left hand.
PREVIOUS INTERVENTIONS: Replacement of lacunae on the support with materials such as paper and cardboard unconnected to the work and overlaid on the original on the cuffs of the clothing. The pieces had been glued and tacks had been used that had become rusty; in some areas these were overlaid on the original. The support was poorly consolidated and had stepped joins and remains of adhesive. Overpainting, mostly in the clothing.
TREATMENT CARRIED OUT: Intervention began with cleaning of the surface, fixing of areas where the pictorial film was at risk of coming loose and then the pieces with problems were disassembled. Chemical and mechanical cleaning with the elimination of previous interventions, such as the remains of old glue, paper and board.
On gluing the pieces, the lacunae in the preparatory coat were then infilled. After smoothing the stucco, the lacunae in polychrome and gilding were inpainted. Finally a protective coat was applied.
DE1907A Igor Stravinsky's Fan. Bamboo and paper. Dimensions: - Open: 19 x 33x 3 cm. - Folded: 24 x 4.8 x 0.8 cm. 1921
Inscriptions: To the most beautiful Miss Alicia Ferrer Vidal, in memory of our meeting at the Venta de Eritaña inn, with all my admiration. Igor Stravinsky. Seville March Joyous Saturday of 1921
The fan showed an accumulation of dirt, fungal infestation over the whole surface; the lace was unstuck from the ribs on the right, the guard sticks were deformed with remains of glue at the join of the wooden piece with the metal.
In a previous intervention, adhesive was applied on the left guard which spilt over the join of the pieces and the edges.
TREATMENT CARRIED OUT: - Elimination of the fungal infestation. - Chemical and mechanical cleaning of the crystallised and darkened adhesive remains. - Elimination of deformations in the metal element on the right guard and subsequent adhesion of both elements. - Finally, the lace was adhered to the ribs.