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Francsesco Guardi's View of the Palazzo Loredan: Clean your own Guardi canvas

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:

[image: View of the Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore on the Grand Canal, Venice [before cleaning]]

View of the Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore on the Grand Canal, Venice [before cleaning]

[image: View of the Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore on the Grand Canal, Venice [after cleaning]]

View of the Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore on the Grand Canal, Venice [after cleaning]


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:

Click your mouse and swipe the cursor over the images below...

Wipe away the dirt to restore the rich sky and intricate clouds...

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sky scene

 

Uncover bold colours and architectural detail...

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Central scene

 

Reveal intricate reflections and richness of detail lost over time...

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Gondola scene

 

Perform a complete clean of the canvas

Click your mouse and swipe the cursor over the image below to restore the canvas to its original glory...

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Guardi swf file

 

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