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Portrait of Maria Fitzherbert

 

By a late 19th century artist
Restoration by Kenneth Jay Linsner

An English painting on heavy vellum of the Mistress of George IV, Mrs. Maria Fitzherbert (1756–1837). Brought from a home in England, the dry atmosphere of a New York City apartment had curled the picture. After humidification and treatment, we were able to flatten it and place it in a micro-climate to prevent movement in the future.