Restoration for historic landmark
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation approached Allison & Ross for a conservation proposal for several site-specific original artworks in this historic landmark building. As part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for Stimson-Green Mansion, constructed in 1901, conservators from Allison & Ross were enlisted to clean, repair, and reconstruct works in the dining and parlor rooms.
The frieze in the dining room, a painting on fabric, was extremely dirty and had some mold and soot damage, as well as areas of water damage and paint loss. Head paintings conservator Eric Eschenbach led the Allison & Ross team in the repair of this historic frieze, using the highest conservation standards to clean and retouch the painting. Wall relief sculptures in the parlor room were also cleaned as part of this rehabilitation project.
Paintings conservator Eric Eschenbach has been practicing art restoration for Allison & Ross in Seattle for over 15 years. He is an artist who applies his skills of color matching and painting, as well as his knowledge of art history and traditional painting techniques, to painting restoration. When restoring a painting, the utmost care is taken to maintain the artist’s intent and all procedures are done to the strictest of conservation standards.