Repair on a Pastel Portrait

A simple repair for a private client. While many other issues were present in this portrait (discoloration, acidity and brittleness in the paper due to contact with an acidic wooden backing board), the main concern of the client was to repair the large puncture in the paper so that the work could displayed alongside its partner safely. The tear was secured from the verso, and minor in-painting done with soft pastels to reduce the appearance of the tear.