St Appolonia's face

Day 1- Cleaning the Painting


Work began on removing 500 years of varnish, retouching paint and dirt today by Henry and Gail.

Visitors and staff were astounded by the obvious difference in colour and tones that can already be seen.

St Appalonia

We had a pleasant surprise when we realised that the cream sleeve of St Catherine was in fact a beautiful baby pink!

St Catherine

The parts of the painting that have already been cleaned are starting to look as fresh as the day they were painted, incredible!

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