Roosevelt Fine Art LLC Horace Bundy - "Portrait of a woman" (detail), oil on canvas Horace Bundy (American 1814-1863) was an itinerant painter born in Hardwick, VT. He often painted couples, as in this pair of paintings, and he often used a characteristic oval format. Both paintings had a heavy layer of grime when they arrived for conservation (see above and upper right.) Horace Bundy - "Portrait of a gentleman" (detail), oil on canvas
Horace Bundy - "Portrait of a woman" (left), and "Portrait of a gentleman," (right.)
Both paintings were obscured by the accumulated grime of years as can be seen on the untouched portrait at the the left. The portrait on the right has undergone the first stages of cleaning.
Horace Bundy - "Portrait of a woman" and "Portrait of a gentleman" in the final stage before a protective layer of archival varnish is applied.