Conservation: ‘Christ and the Samaritan Woman’ by Maltese artist Stefano Erardi (1630-1716) just back from conservation

14 Jan Conservation: ‘Christ and the Samaritan Woman’ by Maltese artist Stefano Erardi (1630-1716) just back from conservation

Stefano Erardi's 'Christ and the Samaritan Woman'

Just back from conservation works at Heritage Malta’s Conservation Division at Bighi (Kalkara, Malta) and it looks stunning! The artist’s vibrant colours are back to life as layers of varnish have been removed to reveal the original once again.

Thanks to the Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts the painting’s frame was restored and re-gilded  in 24 carat gold leaf. We wholeheartedly thank the Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts for this wonderful gift to the museum and the Maltese community.

Erardi's ' Christ and the Samaritan Woman' ... works in progress as layers of varnish are removed to reveal the origional colours ...

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