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Frame for El Greco Painting, "The Agony in the Garden"
Date16th or 17th century
MediumWood, pigment, gilding
Frames can be integral to how we experience paintings. This period frame used for TMA’s El Greco painting, The Agony in the Garden (about 1590–95), needs cleaning and repair to return it to a condition that properly complements the painting. It will undergo detailed examination and analysis to determine its original appearance and what remains of its original paint and gilding. Replaced parts will be removed and old repairs that are unstable, out of alignment, or incorrect in their design or shape will be reworked. Fragile or loose parts will be consolidated, and the frame’s structure will be stabilized.