Benedict paintings are refurbished

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Benedict paintings are refurbished

Postby Wilberforce » Sun May 27, 2018 4:46 pm

Benedict paintings are refurbished
By Norwalk Reflector Staff • May 23, 2018 at 7:37 PM

The refurbished oil paintings of Platt and Sally de Forest Benedict were unveiled May 6 at the Firelands Historical Society's Laning-Young site.

Representing the Sally de Forest Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was Anna Bristol, who spoke about the chapter’s fund-raising efforts and subsequent conservation work by ICA (Intermuseum Conservation Association), a non-profit organization in Cleveland. The project was undertaken by the DAR Chapter as a gift to the Firelands Historical Museum, as well as the community, to preserve the likenesses of Norwalk’s founders for future generations.

The paintings suffered a heavy layer of pollution consisting of coal and wood smoke, cigarette and cigar smoke residue, fly specks and cooking grease that filters throughout a house.

Numerous paint chips, tears and other damages to the canvases reduced their visual appeal.

Anna and Mary Carabin, co-curator of the museum, lifted the cloth to reveal the bright, detailed visages of Platt and Sally Benedict, which date from about 1835, as rendered by an itinerant painter.

In attendance was chapter member Frances Thomson and her daughter, Susan Orsini. The pair traveled from north of Detroit to honor their fifth- and sixth-generation ancestors.

Visit the Firelands Museum where the paintings have been returned to the parlor wall overseeing the premises.

The museum hours are: June, July, August: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday,? Sunday noon to 4 p.m.; closed Mondays; May, September, October: Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

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