Effigy figures - R & M Verney

Alabaster effigy figures of Richard and Margaret Verney; 1530; medieval tomb; the Chapel, Compton Verney

The alabaster effigies were heavily soiled. The soiling was ingrained in the surface and difficult to removed. As the alabaster is such a soft material and soluable in polar solvents, a number of appropriate cleaning techniques had to be used to gradually remove the ingrained dirt. The final result was successful and striking, while keeping the alabaster substrate intact.

Client

Compton Verney

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