Dispatches from the Conservation Studio

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Caring for Clodion’s "Bacchante"

Caring for Clodion’s "Bacchante"

This exquisite example of Clodion’s skillful manipulation of terracotta clay has survived remarkably intact, in spite of all manner of protruding limbs, draperies and grape leaves. However, a few small repairs were present when it entered the collection. These had been made using traditional materials, consistent with 19th- and early-20th-century practice.

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