Danebod Smidt Drawing
The Danebod Lutheran Church and Folk School commissioned the repair and restoration of a drawing by Jes Smidt. The 1918 drawing is a copy of a much earlier work by Lorens Frolich (840-935AD). The subject of the work is Queen Thyra Danebod, an important figure in Danish culture, for which the church and school are named.
The drawing was housed in an ornate oak wood frame. Both drawing and frame had suffered deterioration over time. The treatment was to clean, restore and modify the frame and mounting technique to safely house and display the drawing. Sooty, black dirt was removed from the drawing with a drycleaning method. Small holes were repaired and tacking margins were reinforced.
The conserved, aesthetically improved work was reinstalled in the Danebod Lecture Center.
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