French School
18th century

Oil on copper
37 x 50 cm

The painting on copper was very popular from the 16th century in the Netherlands and in Italy. This technique allows artists to work with glazes getting very precise details. They are usually very precious and small format works. Coppers usually have problems due to metal corrosion which causes losses of the paint layer.
In this case the cleaning of the yellowed varnish has allowed us to recover the original colours and allows us to appreciate the precise detail of the author.