Synagogue, showing 1924 vandalism

1924 Vandalism and restoration (continued)

Documentation from the 1924 restoration of Synagogue provides important information for the understanding of the murals today. Records and correspondence indicate that some of the murals had a protective varnish, probably applied by Sargent himself. Evidence of its original application by the artist will be considered during the 2003 restoration.
Synagogue, 1924,
in a photo taken after the vandalism incident
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