Louvre reveals St John Baptist clean

November 7 2016

Image of Louvre reveals St John Baptist clean

Picture: Figaro

Le Figaro has new photos of the Louvre's St John the Baptist by Leonardo, which has undergone cleaning for the first time in decades. The beginning of the process was met with concerns that the job might be botched. But as the photos (better here) seem to suggest, the picture has only been part cleaned, and many older layers of varnish are still in place. The fact that it's not entirely clear which photo shows the picture before or after conservation is probably a good thing. The picture will go on display on Wednesday.

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