TSR were very pleased to be able to contribute to detective work undertaken by English Heritage which allowed Alice Tate-Harte and Rachel Turnbull to re-evaluate a long-overlooked 16th century Flemish Market Scene. The condition of The Vegetable Seller had meant that it was catalogued as a copy of a 16th century work and had languished for years in a storeroom at Audley End house, Essex. Infrared examination revealed extensive underdrawing which bore striking similarities to works by Joachim Beucklaer. Read about the restoration and technical examination in the newly published book ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ in Paintings Conservation, available from Archetype publications.
Alice Tate-Harte and Rachel Turnbull ‘Discovering Beuckelaer?’ in Mary Kempski, Jo Kirby, Victoria Leanse and Kristina Mandy (Eds), ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ in Paintings Conservation, Archetype, London (2020)
To explore the publication or purchase a copy go to: https://archetype.co.uk/our-titles/tales-of-the-unexpected/?id=292
We are pleased to say that this once overlooked painting has now been ‘restored to its former glory’. To read more go to: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/painting-cleaners-wipe-smile-off-her-face-bdf5rzrt5