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There are many more paintings in the Mission’s museum collection that are in need of conservation. To get involved or to join our Mission San Juan Capistrano Art Guild, please contact Barb Beier, Development Director (949) 234-1323 or email bbeier@missionsjc.com

The Penitent Sinful Woman c. 19th or 20th century Artist Unknown

The Penitent Sinful Woman

At some point in its history this unsigned late 19th or early 20th century painting was cut from its stretcher bars and adhered to a piece of board, likely part of an early restoration attempt. Sadly, that attempt was unsuccessful, leaving the canvas of this painting rippled which has led to the paint flaking off in places.  This painting is in great need of conservation to flatten out the canvas, clean it and in-paint the losses. Several generous Mission supporters have stepped forward to fund the conservation of this painting. Treatment will take place in 2018.





Mission San Juan Capistrano, Chris Jorgensen (1860-1935) c. 1925

Mission San Juan Capistrano
This painting is a good example of how an object does not have to be particularly old to be in need of conservation treatment. At some point in its history this painting was likely exposed a heat source leaving the white discoloration that is seen in the upper right corner. The surface of the painting is also in need of general cleaning and new varnish.