Conservation and cleaning of ‘The Millstream’ by John Constable, 1814
The painting was barely visible through layers of dirt and varnish.
The conservation project took place in public view in Christchurch Mansion Museum, Ipswich.
Daily Q and A sessions were held, where I was able to discuss the X-rays and paint samples that had been taken,
and how they enabled the painting to be fitted technically into the body of Constable’s life and work.