National Gallery of Ireland Unveils Conserved Lavinia Fontana

October 31 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin have unveiled Lavinia Fontana's recently restored The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon. The work has reappeared after an 18-month conservation and research project funded in-part by The Bank of America. The removal of old varnish has revealed several interesting and overlooked details, including an inscription and 1599 date painted onto the base of a clock.

Furthermore, the work will be included in the gallery's forthcoming exhibition entitled Lavinia Fontana: Trailblazer, Rule Breaker which is set to open in May 2023.

Update - I would recommend heading over to the gallery's YouTube Channel where they have uploaded many fascinating videos featuring the conservation of the painting.

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