Franz Ponstingl Newspaper Painting


Newspaper Painting

By Franz Ponstingl

The paintings of this unique artist, recently uncovered after years of poor storage, were saved by our client.

This painting was stored in a dry, high heat environment and rolled. It suffered severe flaking paint loss. The paint layer brittle and fragile was lifting from underlying layers. There was a great deal of loss in some areas. The canvas also had many deformations contributing to the losses.

Applied Treatment

The paint layer was stabilized and the painting brought to plane. The voids filled and many hours of tedious inpainting were needed to bring the painting back to the original imagery.