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Conserving Maratti's 'The Annunciation'

Treatment was needed before the First Georgians exhibition

Before Carlo Maratti's The Annunciation (RCIN 405633) could go on display as part of The First Georgians exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace in April 2014, it had to undergo conservation work.

Watch this short film, which shows the treatment programme, and read on to learn more about the processes involved:


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The First Georgians

Explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II

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Carlo Maratti (1625-1713)
The Annunciation
  • Queen's Private Chapel, Hampton Court Palace
RCIN 405633

The Virgin, seated at the left of the painting, turns to look up at the Archangel Gabriel, who appears at the right, on a cloud supported by putti. The head of God the Father and the Dove appear at the top of the composition, surrounded by more putti and angels. Frequently depicted in art, the Annunciation was the moment that the Angel Gabriel...

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