Behind The Scenes

The Case of the Missing Painting

Watch Tate's teams make an exciting discovery during the restoration of an Arthur Devis painting

A bit of background

In this film, we go behind the scenes with Paintings Conservator, Rachel Scott and Curator of British Art 1730 - 1850 Alice Insley as they search for the missing half of Arthur Devis's painting A Portrait of a Man. They explore the reasons behind the painting's separation and how discovering its missing half could provide insight on the artist's intent and the painting's history.

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