Holbein's Anne of Cleves Cleaned

March 13 2024

Image of Holbein's Anne of Cleves Cleaned

Picture: Louvre

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A few accounts on social media have pointed out that the Louvre in Paris have conserved Hans Holbein's portrait of Anne of Cleves. As you can see, the results are miraculous, especially compared with its previous appearance (click on the link to see the old images). It just shows that Holbein really was amongst the leading portrait painters of his era, the face, colouring and details are just otherworldly. For an institution that is usually rather cautious with restoring their masterpieces, perhaps the tides are finally turning?

I can't see any further details yet on their press room website, so stay tuned!

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