fresco secco: Mildenhall Grotesque - £660

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£660
104 x 54 x 5 | Plastered and painted hessian on wood panel | Strung and ready to hang on wall
A bold "antickework" design derived from a rare sixteenth century Elizabethan wall painting. This Renaissance style grotesque design is filled with swirling ornament that morphs into a mythical winged figure holding a tasseled garland.

Grisaille paintwork on a vibrant orange/red background and much distressed with cracking and ageing.

Care
These fresco secco panels are cracked and aged to give character and patination. On completion the plastered hessian substrate is glued to its wooden support and won’t crack or rub-back any further. Paintings where the hessian is wrapped around the panel edges may succumb to some minor flaking on the corners but a few knocks and scrapes are part of its “distressed” character.

Cleaning
The piece is finished with wax so may be buffed and polished to maintain its lustre


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