Head of Conservation Larry Keith is joined by Peter Schade, Head of Framing, and Bart Cornelis, Curator of Dutch and Flemish Paintings, to take us through the final stages of 'Het Steen's' restoration: retouching, varnishing, and framing.
Retouching Rubens's Het Steen
Larry Keith, Head of Conservation and Keeper at the National Gallery, retouches Rubens's Het Steen, showing the final stages of the conservation treatment.
Follow the stages of 'Het Steen's' conservation treatment:
- See the painting being cleaned
- Learn about the structural repair of the panel
- Read about 'Het Steen's' reunion with its pendant, 'The Rainbow Landscape'
- See how restoration of 'Het Steen' progressed during lockdown.
Explore the newly cleaned painting for yourself, online: