Spanish Baroque Altarpiece Conserved

February 23 2021

Image of Spanish Baroque Altarpiece Conserved

Picture: @AdepaSevillaHca

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Interesting news on Twitter today that the Church of San Vicente in Seville, Spain, is having a grand altarpiece by Francisco Herrera the Elder (1576-1656) conserved. The Adoration of the Eucharist, signed and dated 1641, has had its left side cleaned thus far (pictured). The revelation of the bright colours under all of that dirt and grime is remarkable. Previous reports had suggested that the work had never been treated by conservators in its 379 year history, which seems plausible judging by the transformative clean.

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