This small painting by Francesco Guardi depicts in exquisite detail the embassy of the Holy Roman Empire in Venice.
Museum conservators have been busy cleaning the image, here is a before and after view of the image:
Date: About 1775-85
Media: oil on panel
Size: 24.3 x 35.5
Allocated by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, 2010
Accession Number: NMW A 29601
Clean your own Guardi canvas:
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Wipe away the dirt to restore the rich sky and intricate clouds...
Uncover bold colours and architectural detail...
Reveal intricate reflections and richness of detail lost over time...
Perform a complete clean of the canvas
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- 17 November 2011
Cleaning of Francsesco Guardi's View of the Palazzo Loredan by the museum's conservators has revealed the stunning clarity and radiance of Guardi's original work