Looking for the Signature!

The newly conserved Startled Deer by Richard Ansdell (1815-1885) was unveiled yesterday.

Thanks to the excellent conservators at the Lancashire Conservation Studios, Startle Deer looks fantastic. Lots of detail hidden under the years of dirt, grime and overpainting have been uncovered including Richard Ansdell’s signature.

We are delighted!

A Startled Deer - painting by Richard Ansdell (1815-1885)

A Startled Deer painting by Richard Ansdell (1815-1885), after conservation