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: Should oil be oil painting be cleaned?

Bill Kirk
01-03-2018, 06:34 PM
Should I have this oil painting cleaned, have great respect for art but not, the pocket book to save what I run across. Any help with artist, country and age. Large canvas aprox. 32x45. Thanks

01-05-2018, 10:09 AM
I can't help you but I love this painting. You're luck to have it .

01-05-2018, 12:44 PM
I have to agree with Dick. Its a fantastic painting. However you should ask yourself if you want it to be restored necessarily. I would say yes if you have a personal affinity with it or when the painting itself holds enough value (to make up for the cost of cleaning). Cleaning such a painting usually means removing the old (protective) layer of varnish and applying a new layer of varnish. If you are unsure about cleaning it anyway you could have the painting valued by an artdealer, which is possibly the most sensible route.

Bill Kirk
01-05-2018, 05:20 PM
Thanks for the input guys, I will need more info to decide on course of action. Sunny Bill