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Record NG6/2/268

Archive reference number NG6/2/268

Letter from Eastlake to Mr John Bentley

Date 18 Aug 1855

Re work to be undertaken on various pictures during the vacation. The chipping of pigment on NG29 and NG232 should to be attended to and instructions are given for cleaning other pictures with soft silk handkerchiefs and the employment of particular types of varnish. Bentley’s opinion on the cracking in Wilkie’s pictures is also requested

Record type Item
Paintings referenced in this record NG29, NG232

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