Title: The Passion of Jesus Christ
Artist Émile Henri Bernard (1930's)
One of the last jobs I did as an employee of John Annesley was the mounting of this masterpiece on behalf of the Pacific Arts Collection in the East Bay. This process took about a month of stretching, warming and re stretching. The painting had been re-lined with a thick wax layer +/- 1/4" that made semi-permanent indentations that we removed with heat, tension and time.