A watercolour with mould, silverfish, and other damage

This watercolour portrait had many different types of damage on it. It was faded, discoloured, and soiled. It had spots of mould growth over it, and silverfish had grazed on the surface. There were scrapes on the surface where someone had tried to remove brown foxing spots in the past. Treatment included surface-cleaning to remove mould spores and dirt, with low powered suction, and latex sponges. The areas of loss were retouched with watercolours. The picture was mounted in acid free rag card, and reframed in its original frame.

Top left area of the watercolour before treatmentTop left area of the watercolour after treatment Detail of the silverfish damageThe watercolour mounted and framed after treatment