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Help the Wallace Collection Conserve Canaletto



The Wallace Collection needs your help to raise £17,500 to clean and restore two iconic views of Venice – the Molo with Santa Maria della Salute and the Riva degli Schiavoni – by Canaletto, the great 18th-century Venetian painter.

Acquired by the 4th Marquess of Hertford, one of the great founders of the Wallace Collection, the two paintings are in desperate need of conservation. This cleaning is essential to reveal the impression of depth, the lively colours, and the finer details originally intended by the artist.

These two paintings have been hand-picked for the Wallace's campaign as part of a multi-year research and conservation project aimed to clean, restore and research all of their Venetian view paintings along with their frames, by Canaletto and his followers.

Crowdfunding through Art Happens means that every member of the public has the opportunity to preserve a piece of history.


Donate today to help us conserve Canaletto

Conserving Old Master Paintings with Rupert Featherstone

Rupert Featherstone, Director of the Hamilton-Kerr Institute in Cambridge, talks about the processes and techniques involved in conserving Old Master paintings. He also discusses the Institute’s current restoration project involving two paintings in the Royal Collection by Canaletto. We then go the Fitzwilliam Museum, were Rupert shows how conservation can fundamentally change our understanding of a painting.


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Colnaghi Studies Journal -03

We are pleased to announce that the October 2018 volume of COLNAGHI STUDIES JOURNAL is now online. The current issue is largely dedicated to the renowned scholar of Venetian art, Jennifer Fletcher, in celebration of her outstanding contribution to the discipline of Art History on the occasion of her eightieth birthday.





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