Frieze of Angels, detail of applied relief elements

Cleaning of relief elements

The range of media Sargent used for his relief elements presents a variety of challenges for restoration. For example, metal surfaces may require polishing, while gilded wood may need only light dusting. Conservators will give special attention to cleaning the relief elements while considering their relationship to the murals as a whole.
Frieze of Angels, detail of applied relief elements
(1999 photo)
The Triumph of Religion