What lies beneath

The National Portrait Gallery have discovered a hidden painting beneath their copy of the 1601 portrait of Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset.  This work is a part of their Making Art in Tudor Britain research, which Knole have been taking part in.  You can read our previous blog on the work carried out on some of our portraits at Knole: https://knoleconservationteam.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/dendrochronology-isnt-easy-to-say/

The team from the NPG will be back later this week to carry out some more dendrochronology on more of the paintings in the Brown Gallery set.

NPG What lies beneath

Double click on the image to enlarge it, or read it on the Daily Telegraph website

Emily, Melinda, Sarah and Lucy


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