The conservation process of Still Life with Fruit, Meat, Pipe, and Goblets
Still Life with Fruit, Meat, Pipe, and Goblets, a 17th-century still life painting by Dutch artist Maria van Oosterwyck has been selected to be included in the museum’s centennial exhibition SCMA Then\Now\Next. It has been recently conserved by Birgit Straehle at the Worcester Art Museum. These images taken during and after the treatment show how she brought this work back to life.
Image, during ((left) and after (right) conservation: Maria van Oosterwyck. Dutch, 1630–1693. Still Life with Fruit, Meat, Pipe, and Goblets. ca. 1660–1690 . Oil on canvas. Gift of Anna E. Roelker. SC 1961.12.
Here is a video of Ms. Straehle varnishing the painting during the conservation project.
More attention will be given to this wonderful rediscovered work in our collection in a future Blogpost. Stay tuned.