Painting of Stonehenge. Oil on canvas in frame. The monument is shown at noon from west of southwest.
- Height: 1.8 metres
- Width: 2.4 metres
2008 6 Oct-present London, Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, LT Loan
2007 15 Sep-2 Dec, London, Royal Academy of Arts, 'Making History: Antiquaries in Britain, 1707-2007'
10 July 2008
Reason for treatment
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Painting is relatively stable. There are areas of restoration and crackleur and the surface is coated with dirt. There are minor undulations in the canvas, particularly noticable along the bottom edge, but the overall tension is reasonably good.
The surface was dry cleaned in store with large cotton wool swabs wrapped in silk to remove a layer of grey settled dirt. A tempered hardboard backoard was attached to the reverse with an interlayer of thick Melinex (polyester) attached to the backboard with double sided tape..
The paintings were presented to the Museum in 1837. 26th September 1837 a letter was laid before the Standing Committee with the paintings. A considerable correspondence with Tongue is preserved in the Museum’s Central Archive.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: BCB156428
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