The Hidden Constable

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    Membership Events
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    The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

V&A Paintings Conservators, Clare Richardson and Nicola Costaras, will describe the discovery and their technical investigation of Constable's sketches.

When an oil sketch by John Constable of Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead (c.1821-1822) was assessed for a recent loan it was noted that a fragment of canvas on which it was painted was lifting away from its supporting canvas. Further investigation revealed that the canvas had been painted on both sides by Constable with a second sketch that had been hidden for over 100 years.

Daytime talk

15.00 - 16.00

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Booking for this event opens on Monday 30 June 09.30. To book call 020 7942 2277.