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image of The Binning Children Sir Henry Raeburn (artist)
Scottish, 1756 - 1823
The Binning Children, probably c. 1811
oil on canvas
overall: 128.8 x 102.7 cm (50 11/16 x 40 7/16 in.) framed: 154.3 x 128.9 cm (60 3/4 x 50 3/4 in.)
Given in memory of John Woodruff Simpson
1942.5.2
Not on View
From the Tour: British and American Grand Manner Portraits of the 1700s
Object 8 of 12

Conservation Notes

The medium-weight canvas is twill woven; it has been lined. The ground is white, of moderate thickness. The painting is executed thinly, with smoothly blended brushwork in the heads and costume, fluid and sketchy brushwork in the hands, collars, and background, and low impasto in the highlights. The paint surface is slightly abraded, increasing the transparency in some of the darks and the sky, and has been severely flattened during lining. There is scattered retouching. The thick natural resin varnish has discolored yellow to a significant degree.

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