Triumph of peace: website shows restoration of a ceiling painting by Gerard de Lairesse

Related country: Netherlands

On the website www.triomfdervrede.nl the restoration of the ceiling painting Triumph of Peace by Gerard de Lairesse can be followed. In movie clips and photo’s the restoration and research on the three canvasses is visible for all those interested, however the website is in Dutch.

From the website, 30 June 2009

The ceiling painting, originally painted for the canalside house of Amsterdam burgomaster Andries de Graeff, were bought in 1903 by the Carnegie Foundation to be placed in the Peace Palace. Although then thought to represent an allegory of peace, appropriate for the building, it actually represents an allegory of Amsterdam as a protector of freedom.

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