Yale Conserving Compton Verney's Allegory

March 25 2024

Image of Yale Conserving Compton Verney's Allegory

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Yale Center for British Art have shared news that they are conserving Compton Verney's intriguing seventeenth century Allegory (called a Double Portrait). The painting was acquired by the museum for £304,534 in 2023, after a temporary export license ban was placed on the work after it sold at auction in 2021. The rare painting is undergoing treatment and analysis as part of the 'YCBA's ongoing research on the theory and practise of painting skin tones.'

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