Reynolds at the Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio

October 9 2023

Image of Reynolds at the Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio

Picture: @southeastNT

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio, a National Trust property which allows visitors to see the conservation of historic works of art in action, has been busy restoring several paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds this year. To celebrate the 300th birthday of the artist, a special project of conservation was begun in 2023 to transform several paintings of his in the NT's collection. This included his portrait of the Hon. Theresa Parker from Saltram House (pictured below), which is included in the The Box in Plymouth's Reframing Reynolds: A Celebration exhibition (which will run until 29th October).

In October the conservation studio will be placing a spotlight on the conservation of Reynolds' portrait of the 3rd Duke of Dorset (pictured above), which will be on display until 19th October.

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