This painting arrived to Sherman Art Conservation with the canvas unstretched. Often paintings are removed from their stretchers to facilitate storage or transportation (see note below). In this case the canvas suffered numerous creases with paint loss as well several small tears. The painting surface was covered by both a discolored varnish and a grime layer.
note: paintings can be transported rolled but it is always important that they are rolled face out and are rolled around a solid tube with as large a diameter as possible. Paintings not rolled around a solid tube often will develop creases which can be difficult to remove.