Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Delaroche Restoration

This painting by Paul Delaroche, depicting Charles I Insulted (1836) by Oliver Cromwell's soldiers, was damaged in a bomb attack on London during the blitz. It was then sent back to Scotland. After 70 years, restorers unfurled the damaged painting this summer and found about 200 tears in the canvas and fragments of plaster from the bomb blast. It will be on display in the National Gallery in London from 24 February until 23 May. (Note: I've tweaked the contrast and gamma settings of this graphic to improve clarity.)


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