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A Centennial of Independence:Before treatment photograph
A Centennial of Independence:Before treatment photograph
To paint the sky, Rousseau used dark blue paint on top of light blue paint. Conservators suspect that a previous restorer mistook these layers for later repainting and attempted to remove them, causing the damage to the canvas, which is visible here.


Henri Rousseau
French, 1892
Oil on canvas
44 x 61 7/8 in.
88.PA.58