Another excellent video by the National Gallery here, about the marvellous Jill Dunkerton’s work to restore their Raising of Lazrus (about 1605) by Joachim Wtewael. As Dunkerton explains, the picture was a right old mess just a few years ago, and this video charts her painstaking work to bring it back to something like its original glory.
Fascinating stuff, and another good example of how important conscientious conservation is for the preservation of important works of art for future generations to enjoy.
PS sorry about the lack of action recently (writing, writing, writing!). Many new posts coming next week!