6

Finishing the relining | Restoring Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait’

Finishing the relining | Restoring Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait’

So now you see the ‘Artemisia’ partway through its lining treatment. Once the moisture treatment had been done, this was the next phase. You can see the painting’s now attached to its new canvas support. We’ve allowed it to dry… Continue Reading

4

Repairing a 17th century canvas | Restoring Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait’

Repairing a 17th century canvas | Restoring Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait’

I’m Lynne Harrison, I’m one of the painting conservators here at the National Gallery. I’m going to show you what we’ve been doing with Artemisia since she’s come down to the Lower Conservation Studio to do the structural work. So,… Continue Reading

17

Retouching a 17th century painting | Restoring Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait’

Retouching a 17th century painting | Restoring Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait’

Well, you’re seeing the painting now after I’ve started doing the retouching and that is the visual elimination of the losses and damages through new paint applied by me to cover those up and I think it’s important to say… Continue Reading