Removing the 200-year-old varnish from the 400-year-old painting (3 photos + video)
The art dealer and presenter of the BBC channel, Philip Mold, showed how he removes the 200-year-old layer of lacquer from the picture of the era of the English King James I (1603-1625). It is reported that the canvas was written in 1618 and it depicts a 36-year-old woman, no more details about the work itself and its author is unknown. For the preservation of the picture, 200 years ago it was varnished, but over time it turned yellow, because Mold decided to update it. He carefully removes the varnish with a special tool, under which appears a brighter and fresh image. Usually turpentine is used to remove varnish, but Mold uses a different substance.