Irish Watercolour Sketch Found on Back of Sheet

November 25 2020

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

News from Ireland that an unfinished sketch has been found on the back of a watercolour by artist Samuel Brocas (1792-1843).

The small discovery was made by the National Library of Ireland when the work was being removed from its old mount. Experience has taught me that this tends to happen a lot. The photo above shows a conservator using a scalpel to remove the sheet. Works on paper conservators need nerves of steel, I'm convinced!

Notice to "Internet Explorer" Users

You are seeing this notice because you are using Internet Explorer 6.0 (or older version). IE6 is now a deprecated browser which this website no longer supports. To view the Art History News website, you can easily do so by downloading one of the following, freely available browsers:

Once you have upgraded your browser, you can return to this page using the new application, whereupon this notice will have been replaced by the full website and its content.