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Jae Youn Chung will speak on 'For I am not as simple as I may seem’; A tech...
Mon 17 July 2017, 18:15 – 20:00 BST
This presentation will focus on an early 16th-Century Tudor portrait of Catherine of Aragon by an unknown artist belonging to a private collection. The portrait was recently treated in the Conservation and Technology Department at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Another version owned by Lambeth Palace, which was recently restored as part of ‘Making Art in Tudor Britain’ project at the National Portrait Gallery, will also be introduced as it is firmly accepted to have a close relationship with this painting.
The presentation will offer an in-depth and comparative technical study on these two paintings. This focus aims to provide a glimpse into a workshop practice that was commonplace in England in this period. Additionally, the presentation will establish how the close relationship between these two portraits affected the decisions made during conservation treatment, especially in terms of re-integrating the major loss.
Jae Youn Chung is an Advanced Intern at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge. She has trained at The Courtauld Institute of Art as an Easel Paintings Conservator and completed the Postgraduate Diploma in 2016. Jae Youn graduated from Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea) in 2013 with multiple degrees in the following disciplines; BFA (Hons) Painting, BFA (Hons) Ceramic Arts, BA (Hons) Art History, and BA (Hons) Professional English.