Jenny Bescoby

Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8348
conservation@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

 

Jenny Bescoby trained as a paper conservator at Camberwell College of Art before joining the Western Art on Paper studio at the British Museum. Currently working 3 days a week, mainly on prints, drawings and watercolours with a special interest in the conservation of Old Master drawings. Section contact for the Department of Prints and Drawings and responsible for condition checking works of art on paper for national and international loans.

Recent projects

Conservation of French drawings mounted with acetate versos.

Team project to conserve Durer's Triumphal Arch print.

Technical examination and conservation projects for exhibitions including:
Northern European metalpoint drawings
Italian Quattrocento Drawings
Michelangelo drawings

 

Recent publications

Russell, J., Rayner, J., Bescoby, J. Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: Technical Examination and Analysis, (London, Archetype Publications Ltd. in association with the British Museum, (2017).

Russell, J., Rayner, J., Bescoby, J. ‘The technical examination of metalpoint drawings’, in Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns, ed. S.Sell and H .Chapman, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford (2015) pp. 261-73.

Bescoby, J., Rayner, J., ‘The Visual and technical examination of Leonardo drawings in the British Museum’, in Leonardo da Vinci’s Technical Practice: Paintings, Drawings and Influence, ed. M.Menu, Editions Hermann, Paris (2014) pp. 254-66.

Ambers, J., Higgitt, C., and Saunders, D. (eds.) Bescoby, J., Rayner, J., chapters 2, 4, 5 and 9, Italian Renaissance Drawings: Technical Examination and Analysis, London, Archetype Publications Ltd. in association with the British Museum ( 2010).