The restoration of the historic ROSL art collection is progressing well. Last week, we visited the studio of Rebecca Gregg to see the portrait of Lord Mountbatten, the first to be sent for restoration.
The old, yellowed varnish layer has been removed, any surface dirt has been cleaned with some past restoration attempts removed and the canvas repaired ready to be given a new lease of life with the paint touched up and a fresh varnish laid on top.
Thanks to more donations from members, the portrait of Sir Evelyn Wrench by Sir Oswald Birley was sent away this week to get some much-needed repairs, and the portrait of his wife, Hylda Henrietta, Lady Wrench by John A A Berrie will soon follow.
We are using local, experienced, ICON accredited restorers to undertake this delicate work, following which, the glazing and sealing of the frame will take place to ensure the work maintains its repaired state for many years to come.