Four Figures (1968) by Barbara Hepworth
After treatment (Image taken from Sotheby's)
Bronze sculpture which has tarnished into dark orange color. Uneven tarnishing also resulting from past fingerprints as well.
Gentle polishing of the figures surface using a polishing cream and a cotton.
Marking casting faults and small scratches for condition reporting
Light wax coating of the base
Before treatment, comparison of tarnished and polished surface
During polishing using a polishing cream and cotton
Before and after polishing (surface check using a sheet of white paper)