Company Profile:

Richmond Conservation Studio is an art conservation laboratory located at 3202 Rosedale Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. The two principles of the firm, L. Cleo Mullins and Lorraine J. Brevig, both hold graduate degrees in the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and have a combined total of more than fifty years of experience in the field. The studio employs one full time conservation technician, Beth Fulton, who holds a B.A. in art history from Mary Baldwin College. The conservation laboratory itself is nearly three-thousand square feet in size, and is well equipped to treat both paintings and objects. On site equipment and facilities include a photography studio, hot table and both binocular and polarizing microscopes.

The practice primarily specializes in the conservation of paintings and marble sculpture. Recent projects include the examination and conservation treatment of two large full-length portraits: The Coronation Portrait of George III by Sir Allan Ramsay for Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and The Portrait of Miss Bishop, later Mrs. Holland for Tryon Palace in New Bern North Carolina.

Additional projects of note were the portraits of the justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Portrait of Queen Elizabeth 1st for the Governor’s Mansion, the Recumbent Statue of Robert E. Lee at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, and The Storming of the Redout a large mural painting located in the Old Senate Chamber of the Virginia State Capitol. Clients also include The Virginia Historical Society, The Museum of the Confederacy, The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, The Fredericksburg Museums System, and numerous other public and private institutions and individuals.


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