Anne and the Rest of My Family (1943) by Peter Laszlo Peri

Condition

  • Corroded and exposed internal structure and armatures

  • Delamination of concrete layer by excessive strength of later repair layer (yellow base)

  • Colour fading from concrete surface / possible polychromy lost

Treatment

  • Metal treatment: rust removal and application of rust inhibitor (tannic acid) and coating.

  • Removal of yellow concrete layer on the base using a Dremel and Tungsten carbide burr

  • Loss compensation of the base and the figures using flugger or polyfilla with pigments over japanese tissue barrier​​

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1) Before treatment.                                             2) During treatment                                                     3) After treatment

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1) Before                     2) JP tissue paper           3) Barrier layer       4) Filling and retouching

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Step by step filling/retouching process

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After yellow repair removal showing extensive loss of original grey concrete 

/ After filling and retouching

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Filling process on the figure legs