Royal Collection Conserves Ostade

July 15 2020

When preparing works of art for an exhibition, conservators painstakingly clean and repair paintings, and sometimes they...

Posted by Royal Collection Trust on Wednesday, July 15, 2020


Video: The Royal Collection Trust

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Royal Collection have uploaded this video regarding the recent conservation of a painting by Isaac van Ostade (1621-1649). The cleaning revealed that a figure of a boy, loosening his bowels, was painted out of the scene at some point during the nineteenth century. As the video points out, the lost figure has now been reinstated into the scene.

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