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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Daughters of Revolution

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While treatment of The Retablo of Saint Peter has moved back behind the scenes in paintings conservation, rest assured that it is still under observation!  Here the ladies of Grant Wood’s Daughters of Revolution are keeping a close eye on four scenes from the life of Saint Peter.  The rest of the retablo is stowed similarly throughout the paintings conservation lab.  Our watchful ladies made a quick visit to the lab for a last minute condition check before going out on loan. 


Image Credit: Lorenzo Zaragoza (circa 1340–circa 1410), Spain, Retablo of Saint Peter, circa 1400, tempera, gold and silver on wood. The Edwin and Virginia Irwin Memorial 1960.473

Image Credit: Grant Wood (American, b.1891, d.1942), Daughters of Revolution, 1932, oil on masonite. The Edwin and Virginia Irwin Memorial, Under Copyright 1959.46