Everhard Jabach and His Family was painted by Charles Le Brun and finished in 1660. The portrait was covered in a badly tinted varnish, had multiple superficial scratches and structural damage had split the painting nearly in half. it took a period of over ten months to retouching, structural work, re-varnishing, and numerous other conservation techniques to bring this giant painting back to life.
The restoration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was lead by Michael Gallagher.
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