Every so often we have to great joy of finding an artwork that is truly undisturbed. This neoclassical landscape by Jean-Victor Bertin is just such a work. Painted in 1821, it has remained untouched in a private collection until now, and as such has had the fortune to have suffered no previous restoration campaigns, and remains unlined and in its original frame. The removal of old discoloured varnish has revealed a perfectly preserved paint-surface, and the verdant tones of the Roman countryside are as fresh for us to enjoy today as when the artist painted them almost 200 year ago. For dealers, collectors and restaurers alike, the alchemistic transformation of the cleaning is one of the most gratifying processes. Click here for more details on this work.