Conservator: Bronwyn Leone
When you take a look at two paintings by the English artist John Ferneley. They show scenes of ‘The Melton Hunt’, a popular sporting event in 18th and 19th century England.
When you look closely, what can you discover?
Signs of Age: how can we tell how old this painting is?
Painting Technique: how did the artist make this painting? Look very closely.
Changes made by the artist: sometimes an artist changes his or her mind while painting. These changes are called ‘pentiments’. These changes become more visible with age.
Can you find these changes in the painting ‘The Melton Hunt: In the Widmerpool Country’?