1911 - Rembrandt's Night Watch Revarnished

August 21 2020

Image of 1911 - Rembrandt's Night Watch Revarnished

Picture: RKD.nl

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The RKD have published a blog concerning the restoration of Rembrandt's The Night Watch after it was attacked with a shoemakers knife in 1911. Fortunately, it was only the protective varnish layer that was damaged by this sharp implement. After the incident the Rijksmuseum called in the family restoration company Hesterman to removed the scratch with alcohol and revarnish the painting. The above picture, recently unearthed in the RKD archive, shows the conservators revarnishing the picture from the bottom up.

For those you can't read Dutch, do copy and past the article into Google translate.

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