Painted saints – Digital conservation and visualisation

A while back I wrote something about Swafield, which you can find here. I visited it for various reasons, one of which was the rood screen which is rather lovely. This isn’t uncommon in Britain, it’s especially true of East Anglia and Norfolk. It set me wondering what they looked like when they were painted, so I took some advice from a Lucy Wrapson a medievalist and painting conservator and had a go at retouching them. I’m evidently not the first as there’s obviously been some tinkering by a Victorian with a paintbrush who probably replaced some of the...

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